We become a “blessed people” through study of the Word of God
The first Psalm begins with the word “blessed.”
One godly man had described it as an introduction to Psalms, which he called God’s hymnbook.
Whenever we hear the word “blessed,” the thought that comes immediately to our mind is of a “person who is perfect and self sufficient, having all things and is in need of nothing.”
But in the Holy writ, this word is used in an entirely different context. It is used in relation to the word of God.
Many Old Testament saints are called “blessed” in the Holy Scriptures.
In the Psalms and the gospels the word “blessed” is recorded several times. It is further clarified in Revelation 1:3.
But we, the believers, are a congregation of blessed men and women, who are elevated to the height and pinnacle of it.
We are a blessed people.
This truth was made clear by the apostle Paul, while writing to the Ephesians (1:3; 2:7). A picture of our highly exalted position today can be viewed there.
The entire joy of the blessed man in Psalm 1 is centered in the law of the Lord.
He rejoices in God’s word as a man who happened to find a great booty (Psalm 119:162).
It is a matter of great importance for us to know what the source and object of our joy is. Is it in the pleasures of the world? If so, it is only momentary.
It is a joyful experience to find delight in God and His Word day and night. People who do so are compared to “a tree by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth its fruit in the right season; its leaf also shall not wither.”
Just as trees render selfless service by providing carbon dioxide and fuel, men blessed by God are obliged also to serve selflessly.
Let us labor without any desire for benefits; God is the rewarder. The root of such shall be established in the word of God. They receive nourishment from it for growth and maturity.
That will also cause blessings to many.