¹ Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits 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 is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
⁴ The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that 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.
Applying the text
- The Psalms are full of powerful and meaningful images. What images of contrast can you identify in Psalm 1? What do they mean?
- What does Psalm 1 teach us about what it means to be flourish as a human being?
- What is the outcome of a life lived in defiance to God and his law?
- What is the outcome of a live lived in submission to God’s law?