Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits 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 is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
– English Standard Version
Doing this, not that:
1.1 Not progressing towards being defined by cynicism (walk ->stand -> sit).
1.2 Rather, joyfully taking in wisdom and constantly processing it.
Described like this, not that:
1.3 Like a stream fed tree: fruitful, fresh and flourishing.
1.4 Not like chaff: discarded waste.
Destiny is this, not that:
1.5 Not alienated by own guilt, but belonging with good community.
1.6 Cared for by the Eternal, not doomed to ruin.
The poet behind Psalm 1 shows 2 ways to live: a right way and a rebellious way.
- The rebellious way is what we show in column 2 of CrownHeartWorld
- The righteous way is what we show in column 4 of CrownHeartWorld