I have some free time before the service starts, and I’m meditating on (of all things) Psalm 1. I say of all things because, as far as I know, this Psalm is not in any way used in connection with Sunday. It’s one of those psalms that you read to remind you of how blessed a man really is when he “walks not in the counsel of the wicked…”
Though short, the psalm still packs a wallop. It’s good to remember that ultimately, it is God who causes His elect to refrain from evil, and who gives them the desire in their hearts to love and “delight in the Law of the Lord.”
Blessed is the manwho walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 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. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.