2 Oct 2017-THE POSITION CALLED HOLINESS-Holiness Series-Rev. George Varughese

THE POSITION CALLED HOLINESS

“Man’s holiness begets God’s blessings” Rev. George Varughese

“Man’s holiness attracts God’s blessings” Rev. George Varughese

Holiness Series

Psalm 24:4


Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?
Or who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
Nor sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive blessing from the Lord,
And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him,
Who seek Your face. Selah Psalm 24:3-6

Word Study 1:

  • Psalm 24:5, a blessing
  • 1293. berakah
  • blessing
  • KJV Lexicon benediction; by implication prosperity — blessing, liberal, pool, present.

Word Study 2:

  • Psalm 24:4, clean
  • innocent — blameless, clean, clear, exempted, free, guiltless, innocent, quit.

Word Study 3:

  • Psalm 24:4,deceitfully
  • fraud — craft, deceit(-ful, -fully), false, feigned, guile, subtilly, treachery.

Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
    Nor stands in the path of sinners,
    Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
    Planted by the rivers of water,
    That brings forth its fruit in its season,
    Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.

The ungodly are not so,
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the ungodly shall 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 ungodly shall perish. Psalm 1:1-6

Word Study 1:

  • Psalm 1:6, blessed
  • 835. אַשְׁרֵי esher
  • happiness, blessedness

Word Study 2:

  • Psalm 1:6, the wicked / the ungodly
  • 7563. רָשָׁע rasha
  • wicked, criminal
  • KJV Lexicon morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person — + condemned, guilty, ungodly, wicked (man), that did wrong.

Word Study 3:

  • Psalm 1:6, righteous
  • 6662. צַדִּיק tsaddiq
  • righteous
  • Brown-Driver-Briggs just, righteous, in conduct and character:

Key Lesson:

1. The Blessing of Holiness Psalm 24:5, Psalm 1:3

  • Recipient of God’s blessings
  • Recipient of God’s righteousness

2. The Requirement of Holiness Psalm 24:4

  • He who has clean hands 
  • He who has a pure heart,
  • He who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
  • He who has not sworn deceitfully.

3. The Privilege of Holiness Psalm 24:3

  • He has rights to enter God’s temple
  • He has rights to stand in God’s presence

4. The Posture of Holiness Psalm 1:1

  • The way he walks
  • The place he stands
  • The position he sits

5. The Intent of Holiness Psalm 1:3

  • To love for God’s word

 

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