Psalm 1 Devotional Commentary

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Psalm 1:1

The book of Psalms opens with a wonderful truth - that the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish. Godly living which results in blessings from above, contentment within, and hope for the future, stands in stark contrast to the practice of ungodliness and compromise - which produces the fruit of sorrow and destruction and ends in a man's ruin and death.

The first verse of this opening Psalm

Psalm 1:2

The Word of God comes to us as His full and final revelation to man, and it outlines God's divine plans and purposes towards mankind. Those who know the Lord and delight themselves in Him and His Word of truth, will receive the dear desire of their heart.

The ultimate reality of God's plan for us, is that Christ Jesus is to be all, and He is to be all in all. And we discover that the believer who reads, marks, learns, inwardly read more...

Psalm 1:3

The misconception that indulging in the lust of the flesh and 'getting on' in the world as the accepted way to a 'good life' is an illusion which is addressed in Psalm 1. The mindset of the world that despises the things of God and pours scorn on a life of purity, has bought into a worldview that is rooted in a satanic deception, and the first Psalm deals with this conflict.

The man who is truly blessed is identified as the one read more...

Psalm 1:6

Although the Lord Jesus is truly God, He is also fully Man Who has walked His own earthly pathway and understands the difficulties and dangers of living on this earth in a body of flesh and blood. Although Christ Jesus is truly Man, He is also the eternal, omnipotent, all-knowing God, Who will judge the world in righteousness, and we can confidently claim, "the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish."