Psalm 1: The Two Ways
1 Blessed is the person who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
2 But his delight is in the Law of the Lord,
And on His Law he meditates day and night.
Meditates: To spend time thinking, reading, and asking how I can change my life the way God wants.
3 He will be like a tree planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season,
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.
Verse 3: What happens when you apply God's wisdom in your life.
Yields its fruit: Good fruits that are of God's approval and blessings.
4 The wicked are not so,
But they are like chaff which the wind blows away.
Chaff: Symbol of a faithless life.
The wind blows away: Drifts without direction.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.