HOUSE FELLOWSHIP OUTLINE

YEAR OF HIGHER GROUND

 TOPIC: THE BLESSED OF THE LORD (II)

TEXT:  PSALM 1: 1 – 3.

 

Introduction.

Like a signpost, Psalm 1 points the road to blessedness. The opening word may be read, “Oh, the blessedness!” The Psalm begins with the same message as the Sermon on the Mount, Matt 5: 1 – 8.

Road to Blessing (Psalm 1: 1 – 2)

  1. Walking not in the way of the world. The road to blessing or happiness is never in the way of the world –Rom 12: 1 – 2.
  2. Not in the Company of Sinners. Bad company corrupts good manner –Pro 1: 10 – 15; I Cor. 15: 33.
  3. Meditation on the World of God. True happiness and joy is in the Word of God –
  4. Application of God’s word. This is practicing God’s word –Psalm 119: 2; James 1: 20 – 22

 

The Rewards (Psalm 1: 3). The rewards are:

  • to be planted by rivers –Isaiah 44: 4; 61: 3; Jer: 17: 8
  • to bear fruit –Psalm 92: 14; John 15: 16
  • to prosper –Psalm 128: 1 – 2.

See Gen 39:3-4; Gen 49:22. How blessed it is, also, to realize that God knows and loves! See Psa 56:8.