Psalm 1: The Righteous and the Wicked

by | Sep 20, 2018 | 01 Podcasts, Psalms

Psalm 1 is classified as a “wisdom” psalm.  In many ways it functions as an introduction to the book of psalms.

Psalm 1The Way of the righteous contrasted with the WickedNotes
A11 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;
Does not:
A2.2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
delight & meditate
A3.3 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.
permanence (tree planted)
productivity (bears fruit)
permanence (leaf not wither)
productivity (all prospers)
B34 The wicked are not so,but are like chaff that the wind drives away.driven
B2.Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
B1.for the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

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Series: Psalms

Resources: Understanding Hebrew Poetry

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