Psalms 1

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Mallory Earp
World Lit 1
2/17/2012

Psalms 1

Psalms 1 -6
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. 3 He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of waters that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. 4 The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” - NKJV

When given this assignment I immediately knew I wanted to write on Psalms 1. The chapter has become one of my favorite passages in the bible. I love it because it tells how Satan attacks the godly, tells us how to bear fruit and the secret to delighting in the Lord, and tells us the danger of being ungodly.

Psalm 1 tells us that we all have the potential to go from delighting in God’s word to walking with the wicked, standing with sinners, and ultimately sitting in the seat of scoffers. Verse 1 says “blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked” as Christians our counsel is crucial in our daily walk with the Lord. It’s what we surround ourselves with, what we fill our heats and mind with. Our counsel can be many things from the people we hang out with to the music we listen to. Satan will go after our counsel and try to influence us with the logic and worldly wisdom of others. If Satan can trip us into thinking more and more like the world thinks, he has greased the skids for a slow fade. Once we heed improper counsel, we say we believe this God stuff, but the world doesn’t think we look much different. We’re standing right there with them in the way of sinners, even though we claim the narrow way of Jesus....
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