We spent the night focused on Psalm 1 both in small groups and large group.
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;
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 drives away.
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.
- Read Psalm 1 above several times to yourself. What are some initial things that stick out to you about the Psalm?
- Find some applications for the first line in the Psalm. What does it mean, and what does it look like?
- Read Matthew 5:3-11 in light of the first line in Psalm 1. How do they illuminate each other?
- Read Jeremiah 17:5-10 in light of the third line of Psalm 1. What insights can you draw from these two texts?
- Concerning the passage in Jeremiah, we noted how dangerous the human heart is, and how prone it is to trust in man over trusting in God.
- How do you explain the phrase, “in all that he does, he prospers.”?
- We mentioned that even in repentance the follower of Christ will prosper in that.