Sunday, February 20, 2011

Psalm 1

Yay! It's finally time for the first Psalm! So to help you out a little, here is how it's going to work. The actual verse quoted from the Bible (N.I.V. version if you are wondering) and will be in red text. Following that will be thoughts and what they mean. Please notice that how I read the verses may be a little different than how you do, so to get the full meaning of what God wants you to know, you have to draw your own judgement. This is just kind of a guide to help you all through. So, here goes nothing! By the way, please do not judge my writing skills, as I am still pretty young and not the best at writing things. Hopefully this will not be a problem though, because the Lord's word is what is truly important.


1 Blessed is the man
     who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked

  or stand in the way of sinners
     or sit at the seat of mockers.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
     and on his law he meditates night and day.
3 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.

These verses, the first three in the first Psalm, describe a basic man, or person, of righteousness. Such a person does not walk with the wicked, the sinners, or the mockers, but instead chooses to walk by the Lord's side. It is not a good thing to be around those who do not strive to be close to God, as it can often lead you astray on your path to Christ. If you choose the right path, the God says that he will provide for you, and whatever you do will prosper. Like a tree, those who truly love the Lord and want to be near him will be firm and strong in their beliefs.

4 Not so the wicked!
     They are like chaff
     that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in judgement,
     nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous
     but the way of the wicket will perish.

Unlike followers of the Lord, those who do not choose His path will be disappointed. Instead of being a 'tree', firm and steady, they will be like 'chaff'(the leftover part of seeds), easily blown away and led astray. Those who do not choose the Lord will not be righteous, as they refuse the Lord who constantly is calling for their hearts. God will love and watch over everyone, but eventually the 'wicked' will perish, and not be allowed to spend all of eternity with their Lord and Savior.

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