4. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Psalm 1:4-6, King James Version
The Way of the Ungodly
As I was reading through these last three verses from Psalm 1, I noticed that verse 6 does not say that the ungodly shall perish, but rather that the way of the ungodly shall perish. We already know that the ungodly shall not stand in judgement, but what is the significance of the way of the ungodly perishing?
In our day, how would we define, the way of the ungodly? It does not take too much of an imagination to begin to list the differences between believers and non-believers. However if you observe the patterns or lifestyle of people, it is not always easy to see the difference between Christians and non-Christians.
Yet, we, as Christians are called to be different, are we not? Unfortunately most people believe that attending church is all it takes to be a Christian or at least an inner belief in God is sufficient. The Bible does not agree. God calls His children to come out from the ungodly and be separate.
That does not mean that Christians should establish their own little communities and never mingle with the world. It does mean, however, that as Christians live in the world, they are not to run after the attitudes and ideals of this world. Why? Because, the way of the ungodly shall perish!
It is time we Christians took our outward lives more seriously! Who are we really trying to please? Who are we really trying to model? Let us, by the grace of God, seek to turn away from our tendency to run after wordliness and seek to follow Christ, our first love!
God Bless You,