Good morning y’all. Today we look at Psalm 1. I love this psalm a lot :). Tells of difference between a blessed (happy, fortunate, enviable and prosperous) person and one that’s not. I sure want to be blessed 🙂
Holy Spirit we ask you open our eyes to see, our ears to hear and our hearts to perceive the truth in the word today. Without you we can’t understand what we are reading so we ask for your help. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Here we go :). I’m using the SOAP method today
S – Scriptures
Psalms 1:2 NLT : But they delight in the law of the lord , meditating on it day and night.
Psalms 1:3 NLT : They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.
O – Observations
O1- In v1, there are 3 things mentioned that a blessed person won’t do:
1)Walk or live in the counsel of the ungodly.
2) Stand around with sinners.
3)Join with mockers
O2 – In v2, there are 2 things a blessed person will do:
1)Delight in Gods word
2)Meditate on the word day and night.
O3 – V3 tells us the benefits of obeying v2 –
1) You will flourish and blossom just like a tree planted by rivers of water. A tree needs water and nutrient to survive and produce fruits. Same with us as Christians we need the Living water and the Word in order for us to flourish and blossom into all that God has called us to be. Joshua 1:8 says
“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” (NIV)
2) You will produce good fruits in season. The more time you spend in Gods word, the more you become like him and exhibit his characters which are likened to fruits. Gal 5:22 -23 says
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” (NLT)
O4- The other thing that occurred to me thinking about the tree, is its root system. Without a deep root system a tree won’t survive for long. Same with us, we need our roots to be deep in Gods word so that when the storms of life comes we are able to stand strong and not be shaken or destroyed. Col 2: 6-7 says
“And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” (NLT)
O5- As for the wicked they will wither away and their end is destruction.
O6- God watches over his own 🙂
A – Application
Take time out to Meditate on a scripture today.
P – Prayer.
Dear Lord thank you for today and for the privilege to know you. Help us create time in our busy lives to stop and meditate on your word. Give us a desire and burning hunger for your word. Thank you Lord for you are good all the time and always hears us when we call. We Love you Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Thanks for joining today. Love to hear from you. Pls feel free to share your thots on the chapter 🙂
Tomorrow we will be reading Psalms 2
Have a wonderful day chewing on God’s word 🙂
***With God all things are possible***