There Is No Third

Chris Brauns —  May 21, 2008

Who are you?  Who-who, who-who?

Psalm 1 describes two kinds of people.  Which are you?

Option #1 – The first is the person who delights in God’s Word.  If you studied the life of this kind of person, you would be struck by his or her ongoing meditation on Scripture.

Option #2  – The alternative is the person who keeps company with people who have no regard for Christ or his word.  This person hangs out with Beevis. 

You might answer, “Well, I’m not sure that I fit either category.  I have this kind of third option going – – I’m a hybrid – – I’m not really sold out about God’s Word, but then I don’t think I’m Beevis’ sidekick either.  I’m option #3.”

Here’s the thing.  Read Psalm 1.  Read Matthew 7:13-29.  There is no third

There are two kinds of people.  Those who delight in God’s Word and those who don’t.

There are two roads: a broad road and a  narrow one.  

There are two kinds of houses: those built on the sandy land, and those built on the Rock.

There are two kinds of trees: those that bear fruit and those that don’t. 

There are two eternal destinies, not three.

As Derek Kidner as pointed out, there will come a day when the two ways, and there is no third, part forever.

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4 responses to There Is No Third

  1. I Particularly like this Psalm, and have written the following poem as part of my own meditation

    The Righteous Man
    by Cayton Frost

    Gods blessing falls upon the righteous man
    Who does not walk the way of sinfulness.
    His mind is ever dwelling on Gods plan.
    His thoughts take great delight in righteousness.
    He meditates upon the word of God,
    And from God’s law takes comfort day and night.
    His roots are firmly grounded in moist sod,
    And fruitfulness will always mark his way.
    The sinful man is not like that at all.
    His way is like the dry and broken leaves
    That fly before the wind when it is fall,
    And leaves him lifeless as the barren trees.
    The righteous will be blessed forevermore.
    The wicked have destruction saved in store.

    November 10, 2003
    Based on Psalm 1

    Clayton Frost

  2. ‘Cause I really want to know…

  3. I happen to be preaching on this Psalm this coming Sunday! This is quite amazing.

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