The book of Psalms begins with a beatitude and concludes with a thunderous chorus of praise for God (Psalms 146-150). Between these two terminal points, the blessed are described in the following ways:
- They do not walk in the ungodly’s counsel, stand in the path of sinners, or sit in the seat of the scornful (1:1).
- They put their trust in the Son of God (2:12).
- They have had their transgressions forgiven, their sin covered, and their iniquity not imputed (32:1-2).
- They have no deceit in their spirit (32:2).
- They are citizens of the nation whose God is the Lord (33:12).
- They trust in Jehovah (34:8; 84:12) and do not respect the proud or the apostate (40:5).
- They are considerate of the poor (41:1).
- They enjoy God’s fellowship (65:4).
- They dwell in God’s house and praise Him (84:4).
- They derive their strength from God and approach life as a pilgrimage (84:5).
- They walk in the light of God’s countenance (89:15).
- They are instructed by Jehovah out of this law (94:12).
- They keep justice and always do righteousness (106:3).
- They fear the Lord and delight greatly in His commandments (112:1).
- They are blameless because they walk in the law of the Lord (119:1).
- They keep Jehovah’s testimonies and seek him with their whole heart (119:2).
- They fear the Lord and walk in His ways (128:1).
Enjoying a blessed life is not a deep, dark secret. God’s Word make it abundantly clear.
How blessed are you?