I wanted us for this column to take a deeper look at Psalm chapter 1.
David states in verse 1: “Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.”
Wow! It is a joy not to follow the advice of the wicked. Why? Well maybe because they’re Fools. Yes the Bible says a fool says in their heart there is no God. And anyone who will stubbornly continue to walk in their sin is a fool. Or he goes on to say stand with sinners. Why? Well I believe because the Bible says in Proverbs 2:20 “Follow the steps of good men instead, and stay on the paths of the righteous.” And 2 Corinthians 16:4 says “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common?” Or join in with mockers (I try to stay away from any shows that accepts mocking people as being ok or funny – I won’t give any names) Why? Probably because the Proverbs states in chapter 3: 34 “The Lord mocks the mockers; but is gracious to the humble” Mockery no matter how little someone can try to make it seem is a sin of pridefulness. And God hates pride. Proverbs 16:5 “The Lord detests the proud;” Verse 2 states “But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.”
Several times throughout the whole book of Psalms especially in 119, David mentions how he meditates on God’s word. 119: 15-16, 23,117 these verses are just to name a few. No wonder David had such a love for God’s law. He consumed his mind with IT. No wonder he was so determined not to sin. No wonder he was determined to live a blameless life. David knew God’s word and he knew the power in it.
Verse 3 says: “They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.”
Matthew 7:16 says “By their fruit you will recognize them… As Christians we can look at a person’s fruit (their deeds) and tell what type of person they are. That’s why our trees must never wither because other people are also looking at our fruit to see what type of people we are. Just like we get parched and need a sip of water to rehydrate ourselves. We also sometimes get parched in our spiritual lives when we listen to secular music, watch a secular TV show, read a pagan magazine that talks about gossip, movies, entertainment, or anything of secular nature. That’s why it is important to make sure you rehydrate yourself with God’s word everyday so that your leaves never wither or die. And some days, just like you may need a little bit more water in the summertime than you need in the wintertime, some days especially when you are going through a tough time in your life you will need to pray or read your BIBLE just a little bit longer to make sure your leaves are thoroughly saturated in God’s Everlasting Fountain were your thirst will always be quenched and all you do will prosper.
Millie is the youngest of three siblings. A Christian, she has been homeschooled for ten years and her favorite subject is math. Millie also enjoys reading, writing, cooking, studying, movies, comedy, dancing and exercising. Millie’s career aspirations include either criminal justice or law school, and she hopes to attend college soon.