Christians should meditate on God's word! A PSALM OF DAVID. -------------------- Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. a. Praise the LORD! It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah implied that an advantage of trusting in the LORD was the ability to withstand difficult times. The righteous man knows where to find completely godly counsel: Your testimonies also are my delight and my counselors. What the righteous man does not do. Never before in history has so much biblical scholarship been available to Christians. Verse 1. The righteous person is one who takes care to know the laws of God and so has good judgment and avoids bad company. BLESSED IS THE GODLY PERSON. i. Book 1 - Psalms 1-41 - The five divisions correspond roughly to the five books of Moses. Ps 10:1-18. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible The fruit comes naturally from this tree, because it is planted by the rivers of water. Fruit also has a season. 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. Psalm 1 is the first psalm of the Book of Psalms, beginning in the English King James Version: "Blessed is the man". b. Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament! Prophets 3 He is like i a tree. It is easy because there are many things to criticize among Christians. Chaff was light enough that it could be separated from the grain by throwing a scoopful into the wind and letting the wind drive away the chaff. With all the advice that comes to us, from so many different sources, the righteous man knows how to stay away from the counsel of the ungodly. He was filled with the Holy Spirit (1 Samuel 16:13). But in Christian meditation, the goal is to fill your mind with the word of God. It is a liturgical hymn used ceremonially upon the occasion of a king's coronation, or upon the occasion of his going into battle. And its … Some get discouraged when they begin to walk as a righteous man, and fruit is not immediately evident. [10] On the other hand, the wicked person's behavior makes them vulnerable to disaster, like chaff blowing away in the wind. i. General Epistles Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous: This is true both in the future, because sinners will not share the same glorious future of the righteous. Instead, we should be proud to follow Jesus Christ. In illuminated manuscript psalters the start of the main psalms text was traditionally marked by a large Beatus initial for the "B" of "Beatus", and the two opening words are often much larger than the rest of the text. Commentary for Psalms 1 David was the penman of most of the psalms, but some evidently were composed by other writers, and the writers of some are doubtful. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible It is the Psalm of Omnipotent Sovereignty: Jehovah, despite all opposition, reigns supreme. In days gone by (and in some lands today), merely to possess a copy of the Bible in your native tongue was considered a rare privilege. The righteous can have the confidence of Psalm 16:11: You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. The righteous man will not sit in that seat! b. Path speaks of a way, a road, a direction, and the righteous man is not traveling in the same direction as sinners. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. 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The New Testament Psalm 32:1,2 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered…. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Are like the chaff which the wind drives away, Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Genesis 6-7 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), A Quiet Heart Means Confidence in God (Elisabeth Elliot), Genesis 1:1-8 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Genesis 4-5 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith). It is also true in the present, because sinners sense they do not belong in the congregation of the righteous if they insist on remaining sinners. / Bless'd is the man who hath not walk'd astray. This is a good way to see what is important to you. Pauline Epistles (b) The subject of the address--"Make a joyful noise." They hear advice, or theories about their problems, and they find themselves agreeing or disagreeing without considering, "Is this godly or ungodly counsel.". Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! The righteous man is delighted with the word of God! (Spurgeon). the Almighty, is translated from the word Shaddai (If you are thinking of the Amy Grant song right … However, from the stage of Hebrew we know that this song was composed during the Second Temple period. (Spurgeon). -------------------- Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed EXPOSITION Verse 1. Praise the LORD: This last of the five ending psalms shares the same beginning and ending line as the previous four. As it was said of King Belshazzar in the book of Daniel, You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting (Daniel 5:27). [3], English poet John Milton translated Psalm 1 into English verse in 1653. Historical Books GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. No crisis or enemy is in view; this is pure praise. But the way of the ungodly shall perish. [13], Psalm 1 is recited to prevent a miscarriage. [23]. [21] Many see the 'blessed man being Jesus'. Many Bible students think that the *psalmist wrote it to use in the new *temple in Jerusalem. The life of the righteous man is marked by strength and stability. The Book of Psalms (/ s ɑː m z / or / s ɔː (l) m z / SAW(L)MZ; Hebrew: תְּהִלִּים ‎, Tehillim, "praises"), commonly referred to simply as Psalms, the Psalter or "the Psalms", is the first book of the Ketuvim ("Writings"), the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament. by John King, (1847-50) / PSALM 1. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. ii. That about covers it all! And whatever he does shall prosper. But it is wrong, because we are then sitting in the seat of the scornful. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. -------------------- David didn’t write the book of Psalms. [5] It has been counted as the beginning of part one in some translations, in some counted as a prologue, and in others Psalm 1 is combined with Psalm 2. Psalm 1:4-6 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away…. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water: A tree by a river has a continual source of water. In His law he meditates day and night: The righteous man ponders the word of God. But in the life of the righteous man, God brings forth something good and wonderful out of everything. The psalmist saith more to the point about true happiness in this short Psalm than any one of the philosophers, or all of them put together; they did but beat the bush, God hath here put the bird into our hand. Wisdom Literature There is no doubt the David wrote most of the Psalms, and the ones that he did not write are in his style as well. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point The Whole Bible Psalm 1 in Hebrew and English with commentary on specific Hebrew words. The One Volume Bible Commentary. (Matthew 7:13). He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season. (Boice), ii. Minor Prophets Johannine Writings What makes you happy? "And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; … If a person delights in something, you don't have to beg them to do it or to like it. The righteous man only has God's word on his mind two times a day: day and night. Prophets Cookie Notice: Prophets Johannine Writings (Trapp). © 2006 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission. Beatus vir, "Blessed is the man ..." in Latin, are the first words in the Vulgate Bible of both Psalm 1 and Psalm 112 (111). The Old Testament (Spurgeon). The righteous man will be a blessed man, a happy man. Luke-Acts The result is the ability to withstand difficult times in life supported by God's protection. This psalm has a good deal in common with Proverbs 2:12-15, 20-22 and Jeremiah 17:5-13, both of which contrast the blessed condition of the righteous with the wretched condition of the unrighteous. A preacher once told me that he had read the Bible through twenty times on his knees and had never found the doctrine of election there. The righteous man is not afraid to take a less-traveled road, because he knows it leads to blessing, happiness, and eternal life. The path the wicked have chosen leads to destruction, and at the judgment they receive the natural consequences of that choice. For example, b. The New Testament Johannine Writings The way of the ungodly shall perish: The way of the ungodly leads to destruction. Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, …. iii. Luther said that he could not live in paradise without the word of God, but he could live well enough in hell with it. Although King David did not write all of the Psalms, he is its most prolific author with eighty of them credited to him. d. Nor stands in the path of sinners: Sinners have a path where they stand, and the righteous man knows he does not belong on that path. The Gospels Which way are you on? His delight is in the law of the LORD: Throughout the Psalms, the phrase law of the LORD is used to describe God's entire word, not only the "law" portion of the first five books of the Bible. 1. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Among the Psalms are two collections of Levitical Psalms, one is ascribed to the "sons of Korah" (Psalms 42-49), the other is ascribed to Asaph (Psalms 73-83 and Psalms 50). Or say to the … This would also be a tree that is strong and stable, sinking down deep roots. The righteous man finds his delight … in the law of the LORD. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Poetical Books I. [6], Beatus vir, "Blessed is the man ..." in Latin, are the first words in the Vulgate Bible of both Psalm 1 and Psalm 112 (111). -------------------- i. Spurgeon on chaff: "Intrinsically worthless, dead, unserviceable, without substance, and easily carried away." i. Calvin's Commentaries, Vol. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. -------------------- [11], The righteous man is compared to a tree planted by a stream. His harvest is plentiful, and whatever he does flourishes. (Psa 1:3) How the righteous man is blessed. Yahweh is praised, and His people are encouraged, exhorted to praise Him. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, Verse 1. 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