Psalm 119:1 “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.”
It is interesting to know that the longest chapter in the bible starts with the word “blessed”. What does it mean to be blessed? It means having more than enough in every good thing spiritually, mentally, physically, and materially (1 John 3:2).
I could summarize the entire chapter with the word “blessed”. Psalm 119 simply says “If you breathe, eat, drink, work, and sleep God’s word, you will be blessed!” When you are blessed, you will not just have enough, you will have more than enough to give around. You will have an abundance of health, wealth, and God. You will be Christ’s ultimate ambassador.
Who is blessed? The undefiled. Who is the undefiled? The undefiled is someone who walks according to the law of the Lord – the pure & holy, who walks according to divine instructions. They are the ones who strive to hear what God is saying and then obey him. They don’t seek to follow their own ways – they simply want to obey God. (Hebrews 10:7) They are God-pleasers and not men-pleasers.
The undefiled are blessed because holiness attracts blessings. Purity attracts blessings. Being undefiled or unpolluted attracts divine blessings. It is the blessings of the Lord that make rich and add no sorrow. (Proverbs 10:22) When you are pure, you will be blessed of the Lord and that blessing will not have any side effects. No matter how good a medicine is, it always has side effects. Divine blessing is the only blessing without any side effects. It is the perfect medicine to poverty, sorrow, sickness, diseases, failure, rejection, low self-esteem. Think of any chronic situation, the divine blessings can cure it. You only qualify for God’s kind of medicine (divine blessing) through purity. You cannot cut corners with God on purity. To get his divine blessings – the kind of blessings that is not tainted with sorrow or lack of peace of mind, you must be pure and holy, plain and simple.
The undefiled walk in the law of the Lord because the purity is in the walk, not in the talk. Your purity is in the walk, not in the talk. You should live holy not just talk holy. You are to live a life of purity and holiness, not just engage in discussing holiness. There are people who enjoy talking about holiness, but never really live holy. Hypocrites only talk about holiness, the undefiled live holy.