PODCAST: Whyte House Family Devotional Reading of Charles Spurgeon’s Treasury of David #1 with Daniel Whyte III

This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society
International with the Whyte House Family Devotional Reading of
Charles Spurgeon’s Treasury of David. This is Episode #1.

Charles Spurgeon was a prominent English Particular Baptist preacher.
He was very influential among the Christians of various denominations
during his age and even today, and is commonly called the “Prince of
Preachers”. After some time of alternately searching for God and
running from God, he had a powerful encounter which led him to give
his life to Christ. Spurgeon was only 16 when he preached his first
sermon and he began publishing books shortly afterward. At the time of
his death, he had preached nearly 3,600 sermons and published 49
volumes of commentaries, sayings, anecdotes, illustrations and
devotions.

Psalm 1:1 – 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.

Verse 1. “BLESSED”—see how this Book of Psalms opens with a
benediction, even as did the famous Sermon of our Lord upon the Mount!
The word translated “blessed” is a very expressive one. The original
word is plural, and it is a controverted matter whether it is an
adjective or a substantive. Hence we may learn the multiplicity of the
blessings which shall rest upon the man whom God hath justified, and
the perfection and greatness of the blessedness he shall enjoy. We
might read it, “Oh, the blessednesses!” and we may well regard it (as
Ainsworth does) as a joyful acclamation of the gracious man’s
felicity. May the like benediction rest on us!
Here the gracious man is described both negatively (verse 1) and
positively (verse 2). He is a man who does not walk in the counsel of
the ungodly. He takes wiser counsel, and walks in the commandments of
the Lord his God. To him the ways of piety are paths of peace and
pleasantness. His footsteps are ordered by the Word of God, and not by
the cunning and wicked devices of carnal men. It is a rich sign of
inward grace when the outward walk is changed, and when ungodliness is
put far from our actions. Note next, he standeth not in the way of
sinners. His company is of a choicer sort than it was. Although a
sinner himself, he is now a blood-washed sinner, quickened by the Holy
Spirit, and renewed in heart. Standing by the rich grace of God in the
congregation of the righteous, he dares not herd with the multitude
that do evil. Again it is said, “nor sitteth in the seat of the
scornful.” He finds no rest in the atheist’s scoffings. Let others
make a mock of sin, of eternity, of hell and heaven, and of the
Eternal God; this man has learned better philosophy than that of the
infidel, and has too much sense of God’s presence to endure to hear
His name blasphemed. The seat of the scorner may be very lofty, but it
is very near to the gate of hell; let us flee from it, for it shall
soon be empty, and destruction shall swallow up the man who sits
therein. Mark the gradation in the first verse:
He walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor standeth in the way of sinners,
Nor SITTETH in the SEAT of SCORNFUL.
When men are living in sin they go from bad to worse. At first
they merely walk in the counsel of the careless and ungodly, who
forget God—the evil is rather practical than habitual—but after that,
they become habituated to evil, and they stand in the way of open
sinners who wilfully violate God’s commandments; and if let alone,
they go one step further, and become themselves pestilent teachers and
tempters of others, and thus they sit in the seat of the scornful.
They have taken their degree in vice, and as true Doctors of Damnation
they are installed, and are looked up to by others as Masters in
Belial. But the blessed man, the man to whom all the blessings of God
belong, can hold no communion with such characters as these. He keeps
himself pure from these lepers; he puts away evil things from him as
garments spotted by the flesh; he comes out from among the wicked, and
goes without the camp, bearing the reproach of Christ. O for grace to
be thus separate from sinners.
And now mark his positive character. “His delight is in the law of
the Lord.” He is not under the law as a curse and condemnation, but he
is in it, and he delights to be in it as his rule of life; he
delights, moreover, to meditate in it, to read it by day, and think
upon it by night. He takes a text and carries it with him all day
long; and in the night-watches, when sleep forsakes his eyelids, he
museth upon the Word of God. In the day of his prosperity he sings
psalms out of the Word of God, and in the night of his affliction he
comforts himself with promises out of the same book. “The law of the
Lord” is the daily bread of the true believer. And yet, in David’s
day, how small was the volume of inspiration, for they had scarcely
anything save the first five books of Moses! How much more, then,
should we prize the whole written Word which it is our privilege to
have in all our houses! But, alas, what ill-treatment is given to this
angel from heaven! We are not all Berean searchers of the Scriptures.
How few among us can lay claim to the benediction of the text! Perhaps
some of you can claim a sort of negative purity, because you do not
walk in the way of the ungodly; but let me ask you—Is your delight in
the law of God? Do you study God’s Word? Do you make it the man of
your right hand—your best companion and hourly guide? If not, this
blessing belongeth not to you.

PRAY.

Thank you for listening to the Morning and Evening podcast. If you do
not know the Lord as your Savior, here is how you can be saved from
Hell and walk with the Lord morning and evening until you go to that
wonderful place called Heaven when you die:

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken
God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and
come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible
states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ
said in Matthew 18:8: “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee,
cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter
into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to
be cast into everlasting fire.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation
21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and
murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all
liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and
brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in
John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died
for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God
for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to
come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the
Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the
name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was
buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your
Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father
God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things
in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my
sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe
with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and
rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow
Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my
heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was
buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the
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“What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in
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