The Way of the Ungodly
A Sermon on Psalms 1:5-6
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
for the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish. (ESV)
In this final installment of Psalm 1, Dr Martn Lloyd Jones diagnoses the way of the ungodly and then presents the prescription given by God for the ungodly to be remedied. Listen as he lays out the five aspects of God’s future judgment: the fact, the nature, the terms, the thoroughness, and the consequences. It is a dismal future for the ungodly man. He will not stand amidst the congregation of the righteous. Since God’s Law sets the standard for us, how can anyone meet that standard? There is only one Way. And, only one Secret to happiness and blessedness. Only Christ can remove the fear of death and judgment. As the hymn states, “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness… On Christ the solid Rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand.” You can stand on nothing else in this world or on the Day of Judgment. Are you standing on the Rock who is Christ Jesus? Is He your only hope?