Psalm 1: Today we begin reading Psalms-an ancient book of songs of praise, prayers for God’s help, and poems that express trust in God. Psalm 1 and 2 serve as an introduction to the book of Psalms. The psalms reveal the range of human emotions, including sorrow and joy, doubt and trust, pain and comfort, despair and hope, anger and contentment, the desire for revenge and the willingness to forgive. As models of prayer and praise, the psalms invite people to share every part of their lives with God.

1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

Verse 3 compares people who follow the Law to trees growing beside a stream. Such trees put down deep roots that allow them to be healthy and bear fruit even in times of little rain. Does this metaphor resonate with your life in faith? Why or why not?

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  1. September 2, 2016, 7:15 pm   /  Reply

    Let us pray that our delight will be in the law of the Lord. Pray for Golden Age Home Care that it will be a success.

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