Psalm 1

Psalm 1 contrasts two lives – one dedicated in the pursuit of God’s treasure while the other is devoid of the life of God. The one who seeks God through His words and lives according to His laws is called “blessed.” As a person pursues God according to this Psalm, he becomes a source of life, joy, and strength to others – like “a tree planted by the rivers of water.” He will live a fulfilled and satisfying life. “Not so,” for the person opposed to God declares this psalm writer, “he is like a chaff that the wind blows away.”

This powerful Psalm ends with a beautiful promise and a terse caution, “For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.”

We all have a choice to make – either to live for God or live for self. The trajectory of one’s life is radically altered for good when a person decides to live for God. ‪#‎myjourneythroughpsalms (Written: 11JULY2016)