Monday, August 2, 2010

Psalms 1

For the month of August, let's look the book of Psalms.  Being a singer and choir director, I love the Psalms because a lot of them are songs and poems.    

Psalms 1

 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful;
 2but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law doth he meditate day and night.

 3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

 4The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

 5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

 6For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.


I like the second and third verses.  A man is blessed because he delights and keeps God's law in the forefront of his mind.  He soaks up the laws and good abounds from him.  He keeps growing and everything that he does keeps him growing in knowledge and riches.

To compare the godly to the ungodly is so sad.  It's sad to see what a godly man is blessed with and will receive and how an ungodly man will be penniless and unimportant.  Verse 4 tells us that the ungodly shall not stand in judgement, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.  When someone choses to go against God, their fate has been set.  They won't with the the Christians.  They will be made to stand apart and their judgement.

Where do you want to be?  By the rivers soaking up the goodness of God's laws or with the ungodly driven away with the wind?  I pray each of us will righteous and meditate on these verses.  They are a warning to us.  I hope we can all follow it.


  1. Amen!

    I want to be by the rivers soaking up the goodness of God's Laws. It is all about HIM and I pray we are all able to glorify and bask him his love.

  2. I love the Psalms too!!! I love how even though I will NEVER sing on the stage at church, I can sing these songs in my personal prayer time. I think my voice sounds better to God than to man!

    Thanks for going through the Psalms. I can't wait to read more!