But not the wicked! They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind. They will be condemned at the time of judgment. Sinners will have no place among the godly.
Psalm 1:4-5 (NLT)
So far, we have been talking about what it looks like to follow God and thrive. Today we are going to talk about what happens if we choose not to obey Him. It is not pleasant but it is the truth and we need to know so that we can tell others.
Yesterday we talked about being strong trees, giving off a lot of fruit. That can only happen when we don’t listen to the world but instead, listen to God’s word. When we believe and obey the Bible we will thrive. The bad news is that those who do not believe and obey will not.
Verses four and five describe a very bad situation. They tell us what will happen if we do not listen to God and obey Him.
They Are Like Chaff
Do you know what chaff is? Have you ever seen dandelion spores? What happens when you blow them? How is this different than being a huge tree planted by the river?
They Are Condemned
Do you know what condemned means? Have you ever seen a house or building that has been condemned? What happens to them? Do you know that Jesus doesn’t want to condemn anyone?