Thoughts on Psalm 1
1 Blessed is the person who stands 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. 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.
As we have been exploring the book of psalms during our weekend worship times of teaching, one of the things that stands out is how many precious promises of God are packed throughout the book.
This beautiful book of poetry and prayers begins with a powerful promise to those who take delight in obeying God’s laws. God promises prosperity in the form of producing fruit and experiencing favor.
We learn from the outset of the book of Psalms that God takes great pleasure in us delighting in Him through obedience of His word. How it moves His heart when we decide to delight in Him above everything else. When we pick God as our first and foremost priority each day instead of giving Him the leftovers.
There are so many things in our lives that compete for our attention and affection – creature comforts, relatives, relationships, news, media, entertainment, etc.; the stimuli seldom stops during the say before sleep.
One of the ways to slow things down to a manageable pace, be more at peace, purposeful, and productive is to start each day meditating on God’s word.
God has promised to bless us in our pursuit of Him and the chase starts when we decide to go after His heart. I invite you today to read a psalm each day over the next week as you reprioritize the precious commodity of time, beginning each day offering your first moments to God. You are guaranteed to experience blessings as you delight in the Lord.