The opening Psalm of the Psalter sets the stage for all the worship that is to come, and paints a picture of the fruitful, blessed life that every man, woman and child would like to live. Since I mistakenly posted my article on Matthew 11 yesterday (see the post “Dealing with Doubt”), today I’m sharing the first, best and most wonderful reason to continue to meditate on the Word of God: it is the highway to the blessed life. Read…and remember why we are “the people of the book.”
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;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
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.
The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish. (ESV)