Who is the one that is blessed? Psalm 1 states Blessed is the one who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly. Who is the one who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly? It is he/she that walks in Godly counsel. In other words, “Blessed is the one who walks in Godly counsel.” Note, it is Godly counsel (counsel from God through his word and his people) and not necessarily the counsel of the godly that we must be seeking, because man can be wrong, but God can never be wrong. We see this in the life of Ahithophel, Bathsheba’s grandfather, who had the reputation of giving counsel that was godly to King David and his son Absalom (2 Samuel 16:23), but due to bitterness in his heart and an unforgiving spirit, he gave ungodly counsel to Absalom (2 Samuel 16:21), eventually having to end his own life (commit suicide by hanging) when one of his counsel against God’s anointed did not come to fruition (2 Samuel 17:23).
Points to ponder:
Have you sought the counsel of God, first? Are you blessed in your walk …? Blessed is he/she who walks in GODLY counsel.
Psalm 1:1 (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.
1 Kings 22:5 (KJV)
5 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, at the word of the Lord to day.