Psalm 1

This reading is Psalm 1. It is so short that I’ll also post it here in full:

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

There is great wisdom here. Think of all the evils and problems we cause ourselves when we give into peer pressure and the alleged wisdom of the world (“the counsel of the wicked”).

Note how in v. 1 that the expressions go from “walk” to “stand” to “sit.” The Bible Knowledge Commentary said it showed the transition from the casual influence of ungodly people to collusion with them, then finally to scorning the righteous along with them.

The righteous are those who delight in his Word and meditate on it.

The notion of prospering doesn’t mean it happens immediately, just as everything that grows has its season. It reminds me of Galatians 6:7-8:

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

The next reading is Psalm 2.


4 Responses

  1. What happen to a man who die when or after he might sows bad seeds or comit many sinful deed like me.

    • If you don’t trust in Jesus then you go to Hell for eternity. I prayed that you would repent and believe. If you are serious and need more information let me know.

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  2. @ Nelson you need to know that if you sin you have an advocate with the Father Jesus Christ the Righteous who intercedes for us so that our sin can be forgive and that we can be cleansed of all unrighteousness just like the thief on the cross and just like Paul!

  3. Paul seems to specifically disagree with Psalm 1. Rather than the “law of the lord” being life-giving, it is death:

    Romans 7:
    8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
    9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
    10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
    11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

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