The benefit of holiness
“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… 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,” (Psalm 1:1-3).
It is the Lord’s desire to teach us how to be blessed today, and to warn us of the destruction of sinners. From the above passage, the destiny of the righteous and the wicked are described. This teaches us that happiness is the ultimate reward for the righteous, while misery awaits sinners.
If we can avoid the entanglement of the ungodly, who is desperately wicked, and the scornful, who turns revelation and the existence of an invisible world into ridicule, we shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water. We will have the rivers of pardon, grace, promise, protection, provision, healings and the rivers of communion with Christ.
The man, who delights in God’s word, obeys His commandment, has patience in the time of suffering, faith in the day of trial and joy in the hour of prosperity, shall not wither in life. He shall neither lose his beauty nor his fruitfulness and whatsoever he does shall prosper. He is blessed in the morning and in the evening. His happiness is not shortened; he is like those trees that are continually green and flourishing.
Are you righteous or living in the consciousness of heaven? Do you think you are missing a lot in the world, because you are maintaining holiness and righteousness? Are you having fear of being sacked from your work or punished for the truth you stand for and fear of God? I want to comfort and assure you godly people that God will defend you in the midst of your troubles.
Isaiah 3:10 says: “Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings”
Of course, there may be trouble this year, but it shall be well with the righteous. In the time of trouble the Lord will surely show His might. He is a good man; he does nothing, but good.
In every circumstance, the righteous shall eat the fruit of his doings. Lev. 26:3-4 says: “If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruits.”
In the covenant of blessing God entered with the righteous, He promised to bestow upon them a variety of blessings, so long as they continue to obey Him as their Almighty Ruler.
Beloved, God has made divine provision for the righteous from creation, and there is no doubt that good awaits the righteous, while the unrighteous has no inheritance in the Lord.
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