Psalm 1:4 states that the ungodly are like the chaff that the wind drives away. Who are the ungodly? The ungodly are those who cast away the law of the LORD of hosts and who despise the word of the Holy One, Jesus Christ (Isaiah 5:24), despite the Spirit of grace (Hebrew 10:29).
While this may seem like a casual warning to those who are ungodly, this verse packs in it serious repercussions and a terrible fate to all who are not part of the Kingdom of God. Daniel 2:35 establishes that the kingdoms of the world will be broken into pieces and become like chaff and carried away by the wind, when Jesus’ kingdom is established to fill the whole earth. Whoever does not repent and become part of the kingdom of God which is at hand as Jesus asked to (Matthew 4:17) , will be carried by the wind that comes from the fan that is in Jesus’ hand and burned like chaff with an unquenchable fire (hell fire) but those who have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and repented of their evil ways, shall be gathered like wheat into God’s kingdom when he returns to reign (Matthew 3:11-12).
Points to ponder:
The ungodly are like chaff that the wind drives away. The chaff is good for nothing but to be blown and burned. Let us lay hold on to the law of the LORD of hosts and let us not despise him, but let us believe in Jesus and repent, so that we are not counted as the ungodly!
Psalm 1:4 (KJV)
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Daniel 2:34-35 (KJV)
34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
Matthew 3:10-12 (KJV)
10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.