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Psalms 1:1 - “The Path Of Sinners”

In Hebrew, there is more than one word for a sinner. Sinners are those who fail to follow the teachings and ideals of God. There are those who openly defy God by rebelling against Him and there are those who test God, always stepping across the lines that God has drawn. Interestingly, the word used in this verse is not referring to either of those.

The sinner referred to here is just someone who is on the wrong path. The Greeks have a word that describes that kind of sinner: it’s like an archer who misses the mark or an athlete who falls short of a goal. The sinner described in Psalms 1:1 is someone who is always taking the wrong path.

Have you ever known someone like that? Yesterday, we learned about the ungodly. They are people who don’t understand God and how He works.

Think of someone who is walking down a path. They are making their way along but they don’t know where they are going. When they come to a fork or they come across another path, they don’t know which direction to go.

Do you see the problem? The path of the sinner never leads you to God. Instead, it draws you away from Him and you never see it until it is too late.

Proverbs 1:15-16
“My son, do not walk in the way with them. Keep your feet from their path for their feet run to evil...”