Psalm 1:1-6 1 Happy is the man who does not walk according to the advice of the wicked And does not stand on the path of sinners + And does not sit in the seat of scoffers. Noting this and studying the psalm will therefore greatly assist ones spiritual progress, in a very direct way, and with comparatively little effort. Although the Lord Jesus is truly God, He is also fully Man, Who has walked His own earthly pathway and understands the difficulties and dangers of living on this earth in a body of flesh and blood. Psalm 1. The way of the righteous. Psalm 1 is the introductory psalm to all 150 of them. (Psalm 19:1-2 ESV) The ESV has a great English version of Psalm 19, but there is always a lot lost in … Psalm 1 5 Commentary; Psalm 1 6 Commentary. (Verses 4-5). Psalm 1:1–2, 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. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous — As he searcheth the reins and the heart, and perfectly knows all his people, so he approves, loves, and delights in them, and in their conduct and conversation, and therefore will recompense them; but the way of the ungodly shall perish — All their designs and courses shall come to nothing, and they shall perish with them. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. EXPOSITION Verse 1. (Psalm 1:6). (Psalm 1:4). (Sin is breaking God's rules.) (Psalm 1:2). Blessed is another word for happy. The consequences for the ungodly are clearly stated in the next verse. Psalm 1 The Two Ways. Neither will they be in the congregation with the righteous. (Psalm 1:5). Psalm 1 – The Way of the Righteous and the Way of the Ungodly. 1. Although true Deity, the Lord Jesus is also fully man.. and because He walked this earth before us, He is well-able to sympathise with all our weaknesses and He understands all the problems and pain that we will face in our individual lives. Although this Psalm was originally given to encourage Israel to love the Lord with all their heart and walk in His ways, there is much about which to rejoice, when we read that the Lord knows the way of the righteous. He meditates on the law day and night. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. It is nothing like the firm tree with strong roots growing deep in the soil underneath it. The blessed man, his condition is happy or a desirable one, we are told … The original word is plural, and it is a controverted matter whether it is an adjective or a substantive. (Verses 1-3), The last part describes the fate of the wicked man. There is no "third" way. Psalm 1 is the introductory psalm to all 150 of them. What the righteous man does not do. I think the very structure of this psalm even leads us to think this way. Ask God to forgive you. One day you will hear his answer. (4-6) Commentary on Psalm 1:1-3 (Read Psalm 1:1-3). There is either the way of God, or the way of the wicked. Psalm 11:6 On the wicked He will rain fiery coals and brimstone; a scorching wind will be their portion. Psalm 1:1(KJV) Verse Thoughts. Such a man is living in the world but is not enticed by the things of the world, nor is he influenced by the mind-set of the worldly men, who live in defiant rebellion against God and holds His anointed Son in such contempt. However, the ungodly shall perish. Instead of being compared to a healthy and thriving tree by the rivers of water, he is like chaff blowing away in the wind. 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