Life’s Two Roads (Psalms 1)

Life’s Two Roads (Psalms 1)


 

Growing up me and my older brother where best friend’s. We played together in the back-yard and road our bikes together, walked to school together, did everything together, even when I was 11 and he was 14, we went to see the same PO together. Doing things together was normal. One day something abnormal happened, I went to the church one sunday morning 2.6 miles from my house, walking, and within weeks, I gave my life to God. I went one direction in life and my brother never followed, he continue down the path that he went down. Stick with me and i’ll tell you how this story ends.

 

The passage we are going to be looking at is Psalms 1. Now we can get deep into the theological and historical roots of this passage, but it’s not really going to matter much. I just want to focus on just the meaning behind this passage. Not so much why it was written, but for what it’s talking about mainly.  I think we can get side-tracked trying to figure out what X stands for, when we are looking at Y and Z. Let’s focus on X for now. As in, lets focus on the meaning of this passage.

 

(Read Psalms 1) – 5 Minutes

 

We see this passage is talking about 2 different people. A “Blessed” person and a “Wicked” person. V. 1 and V. 4. We see detailed information about each person.

 

Blessed Person

  1. Doesn’t do the things that sinners do. For example, Stealing, Lying, cheating, murder, etc. Anything that breaks the law of God, “10 commandments”. V. 1
  2. Spends time in the bible and in prayer, not just on sunday morning. This should be a regular thing that should be done. V. 2
  3. They grow stronger in many areas of their lives. V. 3

Wicked Person

  1. Unuseful. That’s that best way for me to say what V. 4 is say
  2. Won’t be saved. V. 5

 

In verse 6, it’s a promise that God is watching over his people, but not watching over those who rejected him.

 

When we read about the Blessed Person, we can get this feeling inside our gut, that we don’t measure up to that standard. Just right off the bat, we read that they are blameless. So we begin to wonder, how can me a sinner, measure up to a righteous person? The answer is that you can’t. We are all doomed to destruction. But, I have good news. Jesus was perfect. Jesus paid the price for our sin, when he died on that cross, he said, “It is Finish!” and he mint it. We can’t ever get to a place of righteousness on our own. Romans 1:17 “For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

 

First Receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, 2nd pick up an Bible and read it, 3rd connect to an local church and get help to grow in your new found faith, 4th Don’t walk back into sin, but continue to walk towards God. It just starts with an Prayer, close your eyes and just say, “Dear God, Here I am, Save me”.  Or say whatever is on my heart. If your angry at God, tell him. Our God is personal and loves you and will hear you when you call to him. He will answer.

 

I said I would end the story. My brother is serving time right now, on his like 3rd federal change or something. He is always going in and out of jail. Me on the other hand. I do investments in real estate, have a 401k, savings, nice car, I was an head manager, but now i’m in the US Marines. God has PROSPER my life, just like V. 3 says about the Blessed Person.

 

Any questions, free to ask below.

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Calling by God

(Calling by God)
Moses Just got back from the desert and is telling the slaves that God told him that his job was to free them. Seems pretty simple, right, we know the story, but think about this calling on Moses life. How many people do you think looked at Moses with an uplifted eyebrow? How many mock him saying, “Oh Yeah, God come like a burning bush and told you to slave us? You been in desert for way to long Moses.” I personally believe Moses was in desert for just the right amount of time. God was getting him ready and teaching him about the desert those 40 years, because God’s mission on Moses life was to bring the Jewish Slaves into the desert for 40 years. I expect God used Moses’s Wife and her family to teach Moses all about desert life. God going to use others to mold you into who he wants you to become. He also is going to take you through some fire to refine you like Gold. He wants to see if your going to give up or look up. See Moses training was done, it’s time for the calling to be fulfilled. And He was scared, he didn’t want to do it. He was perfectly fine where he was, but God wasn’t perfectly fine about where he was and Moses needs to hurry and get out of his confront zone and start following God.

In the NT, Jesus teaches “Deny Self, Pick up Cross and Follow God”. Moses had a choice to make at the bush and it’s the same choice we all have to make. Will will deny ourselves. Give up and leave everything we become. Pick up our Wood, for Moses it was a staff, for us, it’s our perfectly cross. Follow through with the called purpose of our lives. I can think of a-lot of other things I rather do than try to fulfill my personal calling to be a pastor. I want to be rich, famous and be like the world’s top CEO, but no i’m not persuading that, but rather pursuing God’s calling on my life. Apart from Christ, I’m a greedy men who wants to gain wealth and riches and fame and few people have heard me say it few times, and made me want to be my foot in my mouth. I’ve notice as I follow Christ, he fulfills those desires. The Ministry reaches 27 nations, i’m an Head Hourly Manager, not rich though. God has something better in-stored for you. I know he does, follow his leading and see what he will do through you and don’t be afraid.