Psalm 1 – THIS IS THE LIFE!
The expression “This is the life” is used when someone is talking about a life that is rich and fulfilling. The Christian has such a life when he takes the principles found in Psalm 1 to heart.
A FOCUSSED LIFE – Psalm 1:1-2
People don’t like hearing about negatives, but there are negatives that we must focus on avoiding.
We are not to “walk in counsel of the ungodly”, “stand in the way of sinners” nor sit in “the seat of the scornful”. Instead our “delight” is to be in “the law of the Lord”, meditating in it “day and night”
A FRUITFUL LIFE – Psalm 1:3
The results of the focused life are the fruitful life. A tree planted by rivers of water brings forth fruit in his season. His leaf (testimony) does not wither and whatever he does is prosperous.
A FINISHED LIFE – Psalm 1:4-6
Standing in judgment – Psalm 1:4
There will be judgment (Romans 14:12). The ungodly will not stand in Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15), but the godly will (1 Corinthians 4:5).
Standing with the righteous – Psalm 1:5
Sinners will not stand in the congregation of the righteous, but saints will (Romans 5:1, 1John 3:2).
The Lord knowing our way – Psalm 1:6
Our way is the way of goodness and mercy and dwelling in the house of the Lord forever (Psalm 23, 1 Thessalonians 4:17).