Monthly Archives: July 2018

20180716

Psalm 1:6a Because the LORD knows where the righteous ones are going. He knows the end of our road. That is what makes the difference. We can only take our future by faith. There is no question in God’s mind. … Continue reading

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20180715

Psalm 1:5b Neither will sinners when the righteous ones are gathered. The harvest metaphor continues. When Jesus raises the dead, that will be the end of pretending to bear fruit. Once he gathers his holy ones, the husks will be … Continue reading

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20180714

Psalm 1:5a That’s why the wicked ones will not survive the judgment Those outside of God’s covenant of grace are merely a temporary shell, with no permanent fruit. The judgment is a harvest, and during the harvest, the husks are … Continue reading

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20180713

Psalm 1:4b Istead, they are like husks that will be blown away by the wind. When we look out at a corn field, we don’t really see the corn. We see the stalks and husks. The corn which will be … Continue reading

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20180712

Psalm 1:4a It isn’t like that with the wicked ones. The well watered tree is contrasted with the used up husk. It does not matter how big the husk gets; it is destined for the fire.   At harvest time— … Continue reading

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20180711

Psalm 1:3D and whatever it does will be successful. The psalmist is still using the tree simile here, so we should not get too carried away with ideas about prosperity from this verse. Yes, a person who is regularly watered … Continue reading

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20180710

Psalm 1:3c and its leaf does not shrivel This is not describing the falling leaf of Autumn. It is describing a wilting leaf due to drought. If we take our nourishment from God and his word, we will never lack … Continue reading

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20180709

Psalm 1:3b It bears it’s seasonal fruit. Life runs in cycles. We cannot expect to have perpetual success in this age. It is not designed for that. This age has its seasons. The person whose life is centered around God … Continue reading

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20180708

Psalm 1:3a He is like a tree planted opposite irrigation channels. You can tell the difference between trees planted in the right place and those improperly planted. The water source ensures that the tree can thrive. God’s instructions are our … Continue reading

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20180707

Psalm 1:2b and he keeps thinking about the LORD’S instructions daily and nightly. The person who focuses on permanent things does not have room for trivial pursuits. His daily thoughts center on what God says, and he keeps the theme … Continue reading

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