Psalm 1 - Blessed is the man who walks not in
Instruction for the beginning of the Christian life, which we never outgrow the need for:
How blessed to make a clearance of the past and of relationships leading away from loving the Lord first, and to delight yourself day and night in the Lord's word!
I like to recite Psalms at night upon my bed, especially if I can't sleep.
1 Blessed is the man who walks not in
the world's counsel of sin (1),
nor standeth in the sinners' way,
nor with the scornful stays,
2 because delights he in the law
of God, and while in awe (4)
meditates he both day and night.
His mind's being made right.(2)
3 Therefore shall he be like a tree
planted by water streams,
that in his season bears his fruit,
and his leaf does not wilt,
and all he does, that shall be blessed.
4 Not so with the wicked,
because they like the chaff of sin
about are tossed by wind.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand
in God's judgment of man,
nor sinners in the assembly
of those living righteously,
6 Because the Lord well knows the way
of the righteous every day,
but the way of all the rotten (3)
shall go to destruction.
1. Lit. counsel of the wicked
2. Rom. 12:2
3. Lit. wicked
4. Lit. law of the Lord
4/23/09 Steve Miller revised