June 14, 2006
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.
Not only is a man or woman of God different in the way they think and live, but they are distinctively different in the way they speak. They are to be separated from careless speaking.
Notice the progression in Psalm 1:1 above. We go from walking to standing to sitting.
Walking in the counsel of the wicked is listening to the counsel of the ungodly. Standing in the way of sinners is living a lifestyle like the spiritually lost. Finally, sitting in the seat of scoffers is laughing at or mocking the things of God.
Those who listen to the counsel of the ungodly generally end up sitting in the seat of scoffers. And the seat of scoffers (those who mock the things of God) is the chief seat in Satan's kingdom.
As believers, we're to avoid those who mock the Word of God and separate ourselves from those who would destroy and defile our faith.
A MAN OR WOMAN OF GOD IS SEPARATED FROM CARELESS SPEAKING.