Blessed Man Ministries
Honoring the God of gifts
Rejoicing in the gifts of God
Defining the Vision of Blessed Man Ministries
It is the desire of the Founders of Blessed Man Ministries to encourage believers to meditate on the Word of God. By so doing they may become Blessed Men, as described in Psalm One. We have taken our name, Blessed Man, from Psalm One because we believe it.
This monument, Founders Square, is set in a place of honor in the center of the Village. Its purpose is not to honor the founders but to honor the Word of God. Its central location symbolizes the importance of the Word of God. Wherever we stand, it should always be in our view and the center of our focus.
In the book of Ecclesiastes we find the lengthy recitation of a soul searching for meaning in life. In the end, his conclusion is simple:
Only God matters!
In chapter 12, verses 13 and 14, we read his final words about his search:
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”
“Fear God and keep His commandments !”
Yes, that really should be our plan. We should be about the business of keeping His commandments. We should do this, not out of terror over His great power, but because we love Him and want to please Him. BUT:
How shall we know and understand His commandments if we don't know and understand Him?
How shall we know Him if we fail to meditate on His Word which reveals Him?
Ages, nations, civilizations, come upon the Earth for a season and then they are gone. Generations of men pass by like a marching army and fade into the mists of memory. But the Word of God endures forever. It does not fade. It does not change. It is our window into the everlasting character of God.
Psalm One spells out how important this Word is:
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.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD;
and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit in his season;
his leaf also shall not wither; and
whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so:
but are like the chaff
which the wind driveth away . . .
Yes: It is good to not walk in the counsel of the ungodly.
Yes: It is good to not stand in the way of sinners.
Yes: It is good to not sit in the seat of the scornful.
But these “NOT-actions” are NOT enough. There is more required, something positive. When we delight in the law of the Lord, we will meditate in His law day and night. Then we shall be blessed.
Oh how delightful is the law of the Lord! What a joy to meditate in it day and night!
This Psalm is not a promise of the Lord, saying, “IF you meditate on My Word I will bless you.”
Rather, this is a statement of fact, saying, “WHEN you delight in my Word your delight and your meditation will work blessing and prosperity in your life.”
The action described is not the action of God. The action described is the action of man. Your blessing is the automatic result of you drawing near to God’s Word, and no power, human or spiritual, can hinder it. When you meditate on the Word you are creating your own blessing!
When the words of this Psalm were written there wasn’t a lot of the Word of God to meditate on, mostly only the five books of Moses. But you see, the newer writings do not make the old of no account. They merely give us more to meditate on, more to search through in our quest for an understanding of God and His nature, and of our role in His creation.
Fear God and keep His commandments !
Delight in the law of the LORD;
and in his law meditate day and night.
For only God matters!
Oh, how the cares of the world consume our time, our energy and our attention. Further, our focus on the things of God may wax and wane with the seasons of our lives. We at Blessed Man Ministries hope you will find time to browse through the writings in this library. They are the fruit of our meditations. They are offered for your blessing.
We have chosen the motto,
Honoring the God of gifts,
Rejoicing in the gifts of God.
By use of the word "gifts" we include not only the well-recognized spiritual gifts, but also the many and varied abilities, talents, skills and beauties of creation that are found in the human experience. Each is a blessing to men, but each can be used by man to bless God. We believe that His written Word is one of His greatest gifts. We encourage you to honor Him by joining us in rejoicing in It.
We believe that things written here are true and have been received as illuminations through the working of the Holy Spirit. We hope our communication of them will bring honor to God. Remember, they are not additions to the Word. They are not directives. They are our meditations, shared freely with you, for your consideration, for your stimulation, and we hope for your benefit. Please explore them in that spirit.
"He who comes forth perfumed with the spices of God's Word
imparts delight to all with whom he associates."
Charles H. Spurgeon
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