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March 29, 2021 – Psalm 1

Here we begin at the doorway of the Book of Psalms! I love how the Psalter beings by describing the “blessed” or “happy” person. The “happy” person is the one who meditates on the law of the Lord day and night. I am reminded that meditation is not merely a mental and dull exercise, but is a very active and life-giving exercise. When we meditate on the word of God, we are actively contemplating the words that God himself breathed out (2 Tim. 3:16-17). I love the imagery the Psalter uses to illustrate his point. The Godly individual is like a large and sturdy tree who is steadfast in the midst of trials, succeeding in his or her efforts.


Notice how for the Psalter there are two types of people in the world, those who meditate on the law of the Lord, and those who associate themselves with the wicked. This idea of the world being divided into two types of people appears throughout Scripture. The clearest example is 1 John 3:10, where John declares there are types of people in the world, those who are children of God and those who are children of the Devil.


When reflecting on the words of Psalm 1, I cannot help but think of the Lord Jesus, who is the perfect example of who one meditates on the law of the Lord day and night. Remember his words to Satan in the midst of his temptation, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).


Brothers and sisters, let us be those people who set aside wasteful earthly activities to contemplate and enjoy holy Scripture.


Our Lord and our God,

You have forgiven us of our sin,

You have rescued us from ourselves and our slavery to sin,

You have ransomed us and we give ourselves to you for your service.

Amen.

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