Every time I read these verses I feel refreshed and challenged. I also thought the meditation on the law taking place in verse two and the imagery of what that can do to someone in verse three would be an appropriate way to kick this off.
Psalm 1:1-3 (ESV)
1 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;
2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 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.
Don’t forget to comment on this post during the week with your thoughts or if you need tips on memorizing and meditating on verses. Then come back on Sunday to let everyone know how you did with the verse and your final thoughts.
My thoughts on Psalm 1:1-3, is “Wow! Couldn’t have come at a better time.”
Blessed is the person who doesn’t surround themselves with negative people or sinners. Blessed is the person who instead turns their focus where it matters; God and His Word.
Our minds are a worst enemy and we’re vulnerable at times to Satan’s wrath. But blessed is the person who instead chooses to pick up their Bible, meditate on the Word of God and pray. Blessed is the person who refuses to let Satan or Sinners win and reigns in His truth into their hearts. Blessed is the person who no matter what they are faced they are able to overcome it all because they have placed God’s Word before everything else.
Because GOD is our life source. He’s the tree, we’re the branches. Through Him we are able to gain life. Through His Word we are able to grow.
I have read this verse every morning before heading into work. Haven’t quite memorized the entire thing but the first verse is easy.
P.S. This is actually pretty difficult.
Julie, good insight. You nailed exactly why this is the first one that is memorized. It seems foundational to the effort and a good way to encourage us as we strive to commit his Word to our hearts and minds.
I’m glad this is a challenge!!
And thanks for being an active part of it. Feel free to share the plan/site/effort with those you know who would appreciate it.
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A quick tip Aaron told me may help others get the order correct in the beginning of the verse. You “walk”, then “stand”, before you can “sit”. I was getting mixed up and this helped me out. I didn’t get much out of this verse, I think because I was too familiar with it. I was having trouble looking at it with fresh eyes. I’m not as familiar with next weeks verse so hopefully I’ll learn something new.