“The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.”
In this first Psalm, we see the Psalmist’s comparison from the godly man to the ungodly. The ungodly man is without foundation, blown hither and yon, subject to the whims and temptations of this world; and yes, as Jonathan Edwards so aptly described in “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”, subject to God’s eternal wrath at any moment.
Why won’t the ungodly stand in the judgement? Paul gives us the reason in Philippians 2:9-11 “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
For a brief moment, the ungodly may enjoy the temporal blessings brought about only by God’s grace; but that time is short, his permanence is no more than a leaf blowing in the wind. His final end is sure to meet God’s justice, and just as sure to end in eternal damnation apart from the congregation of the righteous.
Do I make an effort to share the message of God’s saving grace, am I concerned about the unchurched and unsaved?
Lord, grant me the urgency to share you gospel and bring me someone to share it with today. Amen.
Patrick is a member of Pleasant Grove Reformed Church, a native Texan
and a father of three. As an author, when he is not writing, he works in the oil & gas industry.
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