“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” Psalm 1:1Text — Psalm 1:1-3
Often when people are in the sitting position, they are more comfortable and it shows they are in a place they are happy to be and are not in a hurry to leave. So, to sit in the seat of the scornful shows that someone had gone beyond walking in the counsel and standing in the way of sinners and now is settling down to even contribute to the evil conversation of the sinners. To sit in the seat of the scornful is a state of backsliding.
Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went down to Ahab the king of Israel; he made a big party for him, they sat together and dined together. Ahab then suggested that he should follow him to battle and he agreed as they were then one. He equaled himself with the backslidden king of Israel who hated God’s true prophet. Jehoshaphat almost lost his life in the battle except for God’s mercy that saved him when he cried out to God. Go far away as much as possible from those who reject and mock God and His servants.
2 Chronicles 18:1-9
Prayer for today
Dear Father, please give me courage to keep away from all those who hate Your word.