Psalm 1:1 Are you a help or a hindrance?

Psalm 1:1

1 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.

-Sinners have a “way”.  It is a way that may seem right, but “the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Proverbs 14:12) The Lord makes it very clear that the blessed man will avoid these paths.  But consider this verse from another perspective.  There are sinners aplenty struggling to find God.  We can choose to be the helper that comes alongside such a sinner and helps clear the way to Jesus or we can become just one more obstacle that that sinner has to get passed on the way to Jesus.  Just as important as it is for us to stay off the paths of the wicked, it is equally important that we not “become a stumbling block to the weak.” (1 Corinthians 8:9)  That we “standeth not in their way” as it were.  How many people have been driven further from God by the inappropriate actions of a so-called “Christian”?  What a shame if such a charge was laid to our testimony.


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