Today’s thought “Blessed the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly” (January 01)

Today’s thought

“Blessed the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly”

(January 01)

Happy New Year

Each year the Christadelphians start with a fresh mind to look at the Bible from the first book until the last book. The brethren follow the Bible Reading Plan or chart, brother Robert Roberts developed to have a Bible Companion, making sure that no page of the Bible would be left unturned, unread. As such when you follow the Bible Reading Plan, which you can get from us in a 2-page PDF document,  you shall be able to get through the whole of the Bible, Old Testament once and New Testament twice.

This January the 1st we start with Genesis, Psalms and Matthew and work our way through the scriptures as the year goes by providing around 4 chapters per day.

In the first Psalm we come to learn that those who do not follow ungodly man‘s teachings but who follow the Words of the Most High can find knowledge and wisdom. We should know that reading in God’s Word brings joy in our heart and makes us at rest. God blesses those people who refuse evil advice and won’t follow sinners or join in sneering at God. When going to study daily the Word of God we can get to know the Law of God better, and as such it will make us happy, also providing a tool to think about it, day and night.

The Two Ways

How happy is the man
who does not follow[a] the advice of the wicked
or take[b] the path of sinners
or join a group[c] of mockers!
Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,
and he meditates on it day and night. {Psalm 1:1-2 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)}

Today we do find a lot of ungodly people around us. They are like straw blown by the wind. When you hear their thoughts and how they look for excuses for certain circumstances. In this time they may find their excuses valuable but soon their will come a time that they can’t have an excuse and that they would find out that they won’t have a place with the people of God.

For those who love God and who prefer to do what God wants from them, they shall feel that God shall be near to them and protect them. Jehovah God protects everyone who follows Him. For those who do not want to know about God and for those who want to pursue in their wickedness there shall only be a road that leads to ruin.

The wicked are not like this;

instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not survive[a] the judgment,
and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to ruin. {Psalm 1:4-6Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)}

Coming closer to the end-times we shall see that the satans or adversaries against God shall become wilder and wanting to do more harm to those who love God. Perhaps nothing much has changed. Today we still can find nations rage and people who plot in vain. We still do find leaders of this earth who have all joined together to turn against the lovers of God and who express their disgust to One singular God and his chosen anointed one.

Psalm 2

Coronation of the Son

Why do the nations rebel[a]
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth take their stand,
and the rulers conspire together
against the Lord and His Anointed One:[b]
“Let us tear off their chains
and free ourselves from their restraints.”[c]

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 2:1Or conspire, or rage
  2. Psalm 2:2Or anointed one
  3. Psalm 2:3Lit and throw their ropes from us {Psalm 2:1-3Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)}

As Brethren in Christ we trust that Jehovah God has sent His anointed son who has done his job, putting his own will aside to do the Will of God. By giving himself up as a ransom for all, we may look forward to the day of his return. Let us serve the Most High God with fear, reverently — trembling, so that we would not you displease Him. Let us “kiss the son”, paying homage to him in purity, so that he does not have to be cross or angry with us and would have us to judge so that we would perish in the way.  Blessed, happy, fortunate, and to be envied, are all those who seek refuge and put their trust in Jehovah God and in His only begotten son!

11 Serve the Lord with reverential awe
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Pay homage to[a] the Son or He[b] will be angry
and you will perish in your rebellion,[c]
for His[d] anger may ignite at any moment.
All those who take refuge in Him[e] are happy.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 2:12 Lit Kiss
  2. Psalm 2:12 Or son, otherwise he
  3. Psalm 2:12 Lit perish way
  4. Psalm 2:12 Or his
  5. Psalm 2:12 Or him {Psalm 2:11-12Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)}

Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #8 Prayer #6 Communication and manifestation

No insurmountable obstacles to come to know God

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Additional reading

  1. The manager and Word of God
  2. Do Christians need to read the Old Testament
  3. Feed Your Faith Daily
  4. We should use the Bible every day
  5. Appointed to be read
  6. Scripture alone Sola Scriptora
  7. Absolute Basics to Reading the Bible
  8. The truth is very plain to see and God can be clearly seen
  9. 500 years of a provision of the Word in the language of the peoples
  10. A question to be posed
  11. Not able to make contact with God because to busy
  12. Looking for wisdom not departing from God’s Word
  13. Relapse plan
  14. God’s wrath and sanctification
  15. Displeasures and Actions of the Almighty God
  16. Necessity of a revelation of creation 4 Getting understanding by Word of God 2
  17. Necessity of a revelation of creation 6 Getting understanding by Word of God 4
  18. First mention of a solution against death 3 Tempter Satan and man’s problems
  19. God Our Refuge
  20. About a human being or not and life
  21. The days are coming
  22. A season of gifts
  23. The Christ – anointed of God

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