Psalms 1:1 says “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” I paraphrase Psalms 1:1 this way “Cursed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the godly, nor standeth in the the way of the righteous, nor sitteth in the seat of the humble.” Proverbs 13:20 says “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. The wise is the person who fears God (Psalms 111:10, Proverbs 1:7, 9:10) and the fool is he who says in his heart there is no God (Psalms 14:1).
That’s not all, the blessed righteous man delights in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate day and night (Psalms 1:2); as a consequence the righteous man shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringteth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper (Psalms 1:3)! Wow, it is good to be righteous in the Lord. Now hear this, the ungodly are not so: they are like chaff which the wind driveth away (Psalms 1:4). The ungodly fails in everything he does and the end of the ungodly is to be destroyed.
Hmm… my beloved friend, please check your life and associations.
Talking about righteousness, no man has the power to be or make himself righteous except God. That is why we must first of all repent and forsake our evil deeds, accept and believe the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary, thereby taking away all our sins and iniquities and making us righteous before God.
That’s the starting point; otherwise whatever righteousness or good you do outside of Christ is as a filthy rag (Isaiah 64:6).
It is as you repent, accept and receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour and forsake all your evil deeds that the Spirit of the Living God will begin to lead your step to associate with other righteous, godly and humble people and thereby being blessed by such company!
May God grant you grace to repent and forsake all your evil deeds and May the Spirit connect you from now onto blessed people that you may also be blessed in Jesus Name. Amen.
God bless you.
Marcus Edibogi Akor