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 1:1 KJV)
In the context of Man’s physical or natural life, the cycle of life typically begins with sitting. A child or baby first learning is how to sit; sit steady and sit right with the neck holding up right, aided with prop-up pillows until the child sits well. The sitting is followed by learning to stand. As a child grows, he attempts and eventually stands up someday and makes effort to steady him/herself, to stand straight and stand right. Having gained strength and stability, every child will subsequently learn to and eventually walk. Walk as he decides and determines what to do, where, when and with whom to do it.
It is this whole concept of sitting, standing, and walking that underline everyone’s venture and adventure in life. We are in essence the product of all we sat, stood, and walked about. It is how we walked that highlights what we get, where we reach and whom we interact with. It is cogent therefore that we walk right and walk well. About this, the Bible admonishes, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord and depart from evil.” May God in His great and infinite mercy guide our feet in the path of peace and progress in Jesus Name.
Man’s spiritual life’s cycle is however majorly different, the initial phase of the cycle is walking, then standing and eventually sitting. Notice how the Bible describes the constituent and component of Man’s spiritual experience, “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 1:1 KJV).
It is how we walked that determines how we stand and eventually where we sit. About our Lord Jesus for instance, at the start of His Ministry, the Bible says, “And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. (Matt. 4:18 KJV). It is about the walking, that choices, preferences, and selections are made. It is a time of personal and discretional ventures. Man is free to choose.
Subsequently during life’s traverse, He (Lord Jesus) was brought before Pilate and had to stand before the governor. The Bibles says of Him, “And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.”. It is during this phase of standing that observation, deduction, and conclusions are made. We take formation and mold upon how we had walked. For instance, one day we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ; that everyone may receive the things done in his body… (2 Cor. 5:10 KJV)
The Bible says about our Lord Jesus Christ, “So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven and sat on the right hand of God.” (Mark 16: 19 KJV) This is the end or ultimate of every man’s spiritual life cycle. The means to attain the destination of sitting together with Christ in Heavenly places is to delight oneself in the law of the Lord, and in his law, meditate day and night. Psalm 1:3 KJV