Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Are you blessed? Do you speak as if you’re blessed? Do you walk in the authority of one that is blessed? Are you listening to the Word of God that reinforces how blessed you are?
According to this text, there are two types of people. There is the blessed man and then there’s the ungodly.
The blessed man cannot walk with the ungodly. The blessed man has distinct characteristics of godliness. ( verse 3)The ungodly man is like the chaff ( husks, seeds, pods, shells) where the wind drives it away.
Aren’t we all are desiring to be a blessed man or woman of God? According to this text there is a blessed person, a blessed time and a blessed place.
The blessed person is the godly.
The blessed time is day and night.
The blessed place is planted.
When you are planted you will see fruit. When you are planted, your roots are strong and nothing can shake you. Nothing can move you, regardless of the season. When you are planted you yield fruit. When you are planted with strong roots you yield fruit in your set season. But when you are NOT planted NOTHING grows .
Being in a blessed place comes as a direct result of all three in tandem with the other. Being planted, bringing forth fruit and not dying. In other words, fruit is a manifestation of life. Fruit let’s me know that something is at work within that tree. Fruit is not sporadic nor mutant. But fruit, in the right atmosphere, with the right nurturing will always yield in its season . When a tree that was planted does not bring forth fruit then there is one of two problems; something is wrong with the soil or the tree has been infected. So it is in the natural, so it is in the spirit.
When there is infection, it usually happens from the inside out. So for a long time you might see what looks like a healthy tree from the outside but slowly dying on the inside.
When there is infection there is stunted growth. When there is infection there is decay. When there is infection there are growths near wounds; near the hurt places, near unforeseen places. But you would never know a tree has been infected until it’s time to bear fruit!!! So it is in the natural, so it is in the spirit.
My father had several fruit trees in his backyard. Pears, apple, peaches, figs etc . We always took our walks in the backyard while chatting about life, family, nature etc. While walking he liked to show off his trees. But I always had questions.
One day ,as we were walking I would point out a tree and say which one is this? Which one is that? And his response would often be,” I told you that’s my peach tree or “that’s my fig tree”. My response to him would be , “how would I have known, there was no fruit”! He said that’s because every time fruit grows on it, the deer would come and eat them off the trees. Then he said,
“but I figured out something… the further away they were from the “house” the more likely the trees were to lose its fruit. So I dug up the trees and planted them closer to the house so I could keep an eye on them, put a hedge around them to keep away the deer”
Don’t miss that!
When you’re positioned closer to the house, to the things of God, to an assembly of believers, you’re in a blessed place.
Staying closer to the house, prevents you from losing your “fruit”.
It’s one thing to say that you’re blessed and it’s another thing to show signs of being blessed.
When you are blessed and in a blessed place, you are blessed in your health you are blessed in your wealth, you’re even blessed with ideas!
If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God: You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
A blessed place is when we take delight in the things of God.
A blessed place is when we are planted and yield fruit in our due season.
A blessed place is when we prosper in ALL that we do.
When you are in a blessed place, and everything is working together for good, whatever you do is going to result in a blessed life!
Live blessed, be blessed, speak blessed! You are a child of the Most High God!
Act like it!