150 moments In Psalms

Psalms 1 (NKJV)

The Way of the Righteous and the End of the Ungodly

1 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.

3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.

4 The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

5 Therefore the ungodly shall 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 ungodly shall perish.

Bible study summary

 “A Man Of Attitude & Purpose”

Psalm 1:1  The Choices Of The Godly

The godly, an active person, pays attention to 3 lifestyle traits:

  • Words Of Wisdom” (advice, plan, purpose),
  •  State Of The Mind” (nurtures an upright mindset) and
  • the “Company It Keeps” (mingles with God-praisers)…1 Peter 2:9-10

 Psalm 1:2 Thrilled By The Word

He is passionate about the Word (Joshua 1:8) and approaches it intentionally (Psalms 119:105). This approach is not erratic, but patterned, meditating all day on it (Proverbs 4:23). The Word is his life that gives light (John 1:4).

Psalm 1:3 Blossom Like A Tree

A preacher once said: “Success is predictable.” The picture of a tree by the river describes a firm relationship which brings relevance and flourishing to the tree through different seasons. The river is symbolic of the Holy Spirit (John 7:38) and the soil, the grace of Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).

Psalm 1:4-5 The Ultimate Fate Of The Ungodly

Just like dust, the memory of the ungodly is forgotten (Proverbs 10:7). They also have no defence on Judgment Day. They cannot share in the true inheritance of the righteous. Fret not over the wicked’s prosperity (Psalms37:7).

Psalms1:6 God Knows The Righteous’ Ways

Yes! This is a confidence-booster. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and He (God) delights in his way” (Psalms 37:23). When a man’s ways please God, He can make His enemies to be at peace with him (Proverbs 16:7).

Questions and Reflections

I think I am walking righteously, but I don’t see “prosperity” or “fruitfulness” like the tree. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a problem with me?

© Momodu Oyakhilome