Righteous in Christ (Ps. 1)

Psalm 1 is one of the most well-known and cherished in the psalter. The idea of being blessed by God, being “like a tree planted by streams of water” (Ps 1:2), and prospering in all we do is surely wonderful. However, we often misinterpret this Psalm and understand it to be a list of legalistic requirements, instructing the reader to submit their own righteousness before God and thus achieving the promised blessings found within. In this sermon, Pastor Leandre interprets Psalm 1 in the light of what Jesus Christ, the Righteous, has done for his people. It is only by being “found in him, not having a righteousness of [our] own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith” (Phil 3:9), that we can begin to walk in obedience, grow in sanctification, and truly prosper.