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.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And 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.
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Psalm one shows me that when God is my sole delight, He will become an endless meditation. That meditation will work in me a firm planting, an abundant yielding of fruit and a sustaining prosperity in my spiritual life.
I am encouraged today by this Word. I am encouraged to delight in Him alone, to delight in Him above everything; to delight in the sweetness of His presence and His empowering voice… so that He may work His work in me.
I am also reminded of this verse in John when I read Psalm 1 –
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. ~ John 15:5
Truly the blessed man of Psalm 1 has learned to abide.
May we be known and found standing and abiding on that judgement day! It is my prayer, Father…in Jesus’ Name. – Amen!