Psalm 1 – The Blessedness, Fruitfulness & Eternal Welfare of Those Who Make God's Word Their Delight!
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stand in the way of sinners,
nor sit in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on His law he meditates day and night.
3 He will be like a tree planted by streams of water
which yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In whatever he does, he prospers.
4 Not so the wicked!
But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
- The Blessedness and Fruitfulness of Those Who Make God's Word Their Delight (1-3)
- The Fleeting Succsess of the Wicked (4-5)
- The Lord's Personal Commitment to the Eternal Welfare of the Righteous (6)
- How might the book of Judges relate to Psalm 1?
- How can I assess whether I'm walking in “the way of the wicked” or “the way of the righteous”?
- What is “meditation”?
Thomas Watson (Puritan Pastor):
“The reason we come away so cold from reading the word is because we do not warm ourselves at the fire of meditation.” (p.50 of 305). Methods of Meditation —Donald Whitney
- Emphasize different words in the text
- Rewrite the text in your own words (paraphrasing)
- Pray through the text
- Memorize the text
- Create an artistic expression of the text
4. What might meditation “day & night” look like?