The Tragedy of Robbing Yourself

Psalm 1 KJV

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.

2    But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3    And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and (in) whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

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 35:27 NASV

Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, “The Lord be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant.”


  1. Stay separated from the world
  2. Don’t listen to the ungodly – labor time
  3. Don’t linger with the unholy – leisure time
  4. Don’t laugh with the unruly – lost time


  1. Stay saturated by the Word


Psalm 119:105 KJV

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.


Psalm 119:133 KJV

Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.


James 1:5 KJV

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.


III.      Stay situated by the water


Jeremiah 17:7-8 GNV

7    “But I will bless the person who puts his trust in me. 8 He is like a tree growing near a stream and sending out roots to the water. It is not afraid when hot weather comes, because its leaves stay green; it has no worries when there is no rain; it keeps on bearing fruit.


God gives:

  1. New position
  2. New productivity
  3. New perpetuity
  4. New prosperity


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