Evangelist Marcelle V. Sampson
The Psalter continues with the requirement of a Blessed man, by giving readers the answer to the question, what happens when you follow the requirement? (Mentioned in Part I)
This answer is found in Verse 2, “But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” Notice the word “But” This word means, “except, if not, Contrary to expectation, only.” The author continues by saying, “His delight” Speaking of the blessed individuals, His pleasure, His happiness, His completions, His blessing, His will and his desire. The only thing that he finds joy in.
The author gave the answer to the question, what is he delighting in? “The law of the Lord,” Interesting that he wasn’t mentioning his fleshing comforts or possessions, but the only think that satisfies him is the Law of the Lord and His will. This is why he is a blessed man. This is how one can become blessed individuals; it’s not about sowing into someone’s ministry nor about the titles and the positions that one’s hold, not even about the degrees or lack thereof, not about the tongues and the gifting that one performs, but it about delighting in the Law of the Lord. This may be a difficult task, especially in the 21 century that has to deal with the Post Modern Era and Millennial generation. This generation that feels like the only think that is necessary is their talent and no anointing, the generation that lack humility and submission, that becomes distracted by the simple things such as, Facebook, Ipad, Phones etc. It is easy for these things to become the delight, the thing that gives pleasure. But the Psalmist reminds the readers that the blessing you will obtain still comes from delighting in Laws of God.
The law is the commandments of God, His Holy Scripture. By reason of, one has to be careful of the ungodly, sinner & scornful, and the only way to resist them is by delight in the Law of the Lord. The author speaks of Law in the context of Instructions. Instead of following the Sinner and scornful he abided by the instructions given to him. This is why, Psalm 119:11 say, “Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” This is where is blessing comes from!
He not only delights in the law buthe meditates. He doesn’t meditate on his problems or situations,But, He gains his knowledge of God and receives instruction on the word of God. Teaching him how to remain blessed, in the same Psalm 119, verse 105, the author declares that, “Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path,” Speaking about the instruction one again.This is the reason why he starts out with in verse 1by saying, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly”- Giving an example that he doesn’t take counsel from the ungodly because he meditates on the word of God. It is inthe mediation of Gods laws that hefinds counsel, and rules to live by.
Not only does the blessed man meditate, but his dedication is a diligent one he does it,“Day and Night.”His mediation is one ofContinual, Not randomly, or occasionally,but diligently and constantly. He takes time to do it, this is something that is placed in his schedule, busy or not. By meditating day and night the author is convinced that this tool will draw individuals closer to God and you will eventually becomes what the written word is declaring.
Now that you understand how the basic requirement for the blessed man, the next question is now, what does this blessing entails?Verse 3 explains this,
“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper”
One finds that the author used agricultural metaphors and methods to describe his blessing. “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water.” This is a description of continual blessing, growth, fruitfulness and fulfillment; this is what the blessing entails.When a tree or something is by water it will have continual growth. Sometimes individuals seek for fulfillment blessing in thing that superficial or even material, but the Psalter is informing readers that these fulfilling blessing and continual growths only come from God, through delighting in his Law. And, because you delight in the law, you will have a blessing that will not stop, it will be continual.
These are all making references to the character of the individual: The one that follows the straight path. You can also see this played out in the upbringing of the child.“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Prov. 22:6) If the Child is brought up in the correct way they will be unmovable.
Not only will the blessed man be planted by rivers of water but he will, “brings forth its fruit in its season.”Here this the sign of a blessed man, when the season comes for harvest: the tree will give an abundant of fruits. Because you have not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, and stand in the way of the sinner, but you have been delighting in God’s word, when the blessing flows it will be bountifully. The man that is planted by the river of water is ready for the harvest, and that season/time comes he is capable of reproducing; his crops are always ready at the right time. A farmer know the right season to plant and water their good, they also know that at the right time/season, the will produce crops.
Your faithfulness to holiness and delighting in the things of God, will soon pay off. The Psalter shows this by informing the readers of staying in the things of God and keeping his commanding, God will have no choice but to send you a bountiful blessing when your season comes.
Not only will your bring forth fruit in your season, but your “leaf shall not wither” Because you are planted by water (blessings), what you have produced spiritually will never die, during the drought seasonandthe heaviness of heat, your blessing will remain. Because you have been planted by the water and you will reap in due season, have conform in knowing thatwhatsoever you accomplish will not be destroyed. Gal. 6:9 says“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” KJV, “So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up.” NLT
Finally the author concluded this verse by saying “and whatsoever he does shall prosper.” What a blessing!This speaks tothe attribute of a blessed man.
His blessing will spread; he oozes prosperity and righteous characteristic. Whatever he put his hands to it shall be a blessing and will always be healthy, and blooming.This is refers to the blessing that will follow a man because of his Godly character. Notice that the blessing & prosperity doesn’t only comes from meditation on the Law, which is a fundamental factor, but it also comes from where you are planting your fruits. The blessed man is cautious of these things because he is delighting in God’s law, and is careful of the scornful, sinner & ungodly.