gracias por compartir! Come to Jesus by faith…let Him plant you by the river. The psalm forms an appropriate introduction to the Psalter since it sets before the readers the three characters who will figure mostly in the psalms: the righteous, the ungodly and God. God has a path, and it is a good road to take. and whose leaf does not wither— In this picture, he is also ethically at odds with God’s standards. Jesus, likewise, calls himself living water (John 4:10). Psalm 1’s big idea is that God’s approval provokes godly living. 1. (2) The way of the godly is set forth by way of a contrast: negatively, what the godly do not do (1:1), and positively, what the godly do (1:2). or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. 1 Blessed is the one. Scripture: Psalm 1. A. Wow! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Let us read what the Bible says about blessed people and wicked people. Songs That Shape the Heart and Mind. Remember what the last verse  says, “For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction” (verse 6). C. THESIS. Don’t miss the Psalm 1 coloring pages if you are using this lesson in a classroom format. Dios los bendiga! Scripture: Psalm 1. e. Nor sits in the seat of the scornful: The scornful love to sit and criticize the people of God and the things of God. The leaf broke up in many pieces and  the wind may have blown them away. (Read Psalm 1:1-3) To meditate in God's word, is to discourse with ourselves concerning the great things contained in it, with close application of mind and fixedness of thought. The psalm forms an appropriate introduction to the Psalter since it sets before the readers the three characters who will figure mostly in the psalms: the righteous, the ungodly and God. There are two approaches to life. - And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water.The comparison of a man to a. tree is frequent in the Book of Job (Job 8:16, 17; 14:7-10; 15:32, 33, etc. Our confidence is in the sovereignty of God, so we know that His Word, regarding the historical impact of our obedience, will not return void. Meditating on God’s greatness? It’s like the rainforest. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. and who meditates on his law day and night. 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, Not only will the godly way prove the only adequate one … Those who chose the crooked path easily "depart" from that path, either by walking off the path on purpose or by becoming lost from the path. that the wind blows away. We can get distracted by the arguments of what being “blessed” is, but the main point is the character of the blessed man. or stand in the way that sinners take. follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. The phrase "wickedly departed" is the word rasha. This Psalm may be regarded as THE PREFACE PSALM, having in it a notification of the contents of the entire Book.It is the psalmists's desire to teach us the way to blessedness, and to warn us of the sure destruction of sinners. Going to use a fan if it’s not windy and let them crumple it up in front of the air and watch it blow away. See Psalms 37:18; Psalms 142:4, Nahum 1:7, Proverbs 2:8, with the notes there. Why? Think in pictures. Verse 3. Psalms, like music, evokes images. 2 But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. Salvation is the work of God in our lives. Your life doesn't need to be barren and empty. (1) There is the way of the godly and their blessedness in contrast to the way of the ungodly (1:1-6). There are 24 other Psalms that contain this blessing, and every one of them describes God’s people in some way. Lastly, he enthrones sin. He holds a bachelor’s degree from New Geneva Christian Leadership Academy in Applied Christian Studies. Do the words “life” and “water” go together. Eternal life is given when we put our faith in Jesus; he is the only way we can become righteous. There is joy in saying no. Psalm 1:1–2, 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. Psalm 1 is a beautiful Psalm, but it’s often used as a moralistic lesson on either the need to read the Bible more, or what Christian behavior should look like. or sit in the company of mockers, - The truly happy man 3) What is the style of this psalm? "Knows" (lit.) Similar to other wisdom literature, it holds before us two ways of life: one is the way of wickedness while the other is the way of wisdom. LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DIVINITY Exegesis Research Paper (Psalm 1:1-6) Submitted to Dr. Micheal S. Pardue, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of RTCH 500 – B23 Research, Writing, and Ministry Preparation by Justin Kennett February 11, 2018 You can meditate on Scripture in a variety of ways. Finding this was VERY HELPFUL! Notice that Psalm 1:2 doesn’t say that the blessed man simply reads the Law of the Lord. Psalm 1 is a very short chapter, which will be good on a child’s attention span. Sam Storms comments, “Believe it or not, happiness or blessedness can be found in something negative! 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, We should devote time to the subject. In Psalm 1, we find two different men; the Blessed Man (which we learned is a picture of Jesus), and the wicked man.We already went into detail about the Blessed Man (You can find that article HERE).So let’s dig deeper and take a look at a different sort of person and how we can choose which nature we are going to follow. 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. In contrast – Psalm 1:6 – God is personally acquainted and familiar with the way of the righteous. This helps establish that it is itself an introduction or epitome of the Psalms. 1:1-6, NIV. John Piper Jan 3, 1999 707 Shares Sermon. The study of the sacred text of Scripture is a crucial mode of true worship. According to the psalmist, it is to the counsel of the wicked (a reference to what we believe), the way of sinners (a reference to the way we behave), and the seat of scoffers (a refe… Blessed is the man What the Righteous do; 2.) Other people delight in the activities in Psalm 1:1 – godless advice, lifestyle, and associations. We are healthy and living like a rainforest. Instead, use this Psalm to let students discover the cause-and-effect concept and see for themselves what loving God’s Word can result in. Excellent job. Psalm 1 presents two (and only two) ways to live: the way of the world or the way of the Word. It is funded by theft via taxation, teaches a moral system contrary to God’s, and its existence violates the limited roles God delegated to the State. Psalm 1:1-6: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. Psalm 1: 1-2 Some have called the first psalm the Psalm of Psalms. He delights in it. It has been generally recognized that the Psalms can be broken down into 5 general groupings or books on the basis of “seam” psalms: 1) 3-41; 2) 42-72; 3) 73-89; 4) 90-106; 5) 107-150. Why do you think Jesus describes himself as water? or "watches over" (NIV) is the antithesis of "perish" (cf. Is it good to mediate on God and the Bible? This man is obedient to God’s Law, and as the ”meek” of the Lord, he shall inherit the Kingdom of God. Psalm 1 2 Commentary: Delight. Preparation: We recommended that the entirety of Psalm chapter 1 is read. The series loosely follows Walter Brueggemann’s typology that in life we … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 1:1-6" Insets are NKJV. nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. The cursed man is not meek, or harnessed, under God (Matthew 5:5). Psalm 18:21 says, For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my Elohiym. We learn right off the bat that the blessed life looks like the rejection of certain lifestyles. Two standards for what we do. He takes counsel from the wicked, those who break God’s Law. Meditation may involve memorizing Scripture, reasoning through Scripture, figuring out how Scripture applies to your life or considering what Scripture teaches you about God. Your email address will not be published. Expository Sermon on Psalm 1:1-6 – PBC 2009 May 4, 2009 This is one of my sermons I had the opportunity to preach in Expository Preaching Class at Piedmont Baptist College and Graduate School in Winston-Salem, NC. Pick up three tools Psalms Background for Teachers: Sometimes people can become tentative when reading the book of Psalms, but one does not need to be. 1,2). When I was studying Matt 5:2-12 and doing a word study on blessed, the concordance search eventually led me to Psalm 1 as the very first word in the Psalm is the word blessed! We’re supposed to … Expository Sermon on Psalm 1:1-6 – PBC 2009 May 4, 2009 This is one of my sermons I had the opportunity to preach in Expository Preaching Class at Piedmont Baptist College and Graduate School in Winston-Salem, NC. A. Verse 3. Praising? Those who love God and follow his commands are considered “blessed” and those who do not follow God’s commands and hurt other people are called “wicked.”. John Piper May 25, 2008 564 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. The biggest reason for their difference is their attitude toward God’s Word! What about a desert? This free children’s sermon will introduce this classic passage of Scripture and help children learn these truths on their own level. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, In fact, the Bible says…v. It is HIS divine will that young people come to faith in Jesus Christ and find salvation through the Gospel and the work of the Holy Spirit to bring them to faith. Second, he consumes the fruit of the curse. 1 Blessed is the one. This lesson would particularly be good if done outside, though, inside would work great too. Without Jesus we would remain wicked, and remain dry like a crumpled up leaf. Children’s Sermon Title: Strong Trees by Streams I fill in for our children’s pastor and will be teaching on this principle on Sunday. He doesn’t JUST study it. Unlike the other psalms, Psalm 1 has no title1. Allow the heart to be emerged in the reading, and try to feel what the author may be feeling. Pienso usar lienzos pintados con arboles en diferentes temporadas del year y hacerla afuera ya que esta temporada es fall y hay muchas hojas en el suelo…. ii. The major theme of Psalm 1 is the centrality of the Torah. Bible Passage: Psalm … Insets are NKJV. He doesn’t JUST study it. As God’s people, we should be intimately familiar with God’s Law. Note the Permanence: Planted. Psalms 1:1-6 KJV Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. This man is blessed because he is ”mastered” by God. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night” (vv. Is the author thankful? You can freely license our resources under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. who does not walk in step with the wicked. He is a man who lives in a fallen world with a fallen nature. (1) There is the way of the godly and their blessedness in contrast to the way of the ungodly (1:1-6). The stream by the tree has life. C. THESIS. Ps. This man is obedient to God’s Law, and as the ”meek” of the Lord, he shall inherit the Kingdom of God. Psalms 1–41. This man is blessed because he is ”mastered” by God. The biggest reason for their difference is their attitude toward God’s Word! The Psalm begins with the phrase, “Blessed is the man” or “Happy is the man.” We all want happiness. When I was studying Matt 5:2-12 and doing a word study on blessed, the concordance search eventually led me to Psalm 1 as the very first word in the Psalm is the word blessed! But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night. Thanks for putting this out there! Come to Jesus today! 1:1-6, NIV. So, that’s the structure. which yields its fruit in season Commentary on Psalm 1:1-3 (Read Psalm 1:1-3) To meditate in God's word, is to discourse with ourselves concerning the great things contained in it, with close application of mind and fixedness of thought. September 24, 2012 by Daniel Lowery. — Psalm 1:1-6. Some Thoughts on Psalm 1 Its Place as First in the Psalter The various Psalms which now comprise the book of Psalms were written over a period of 1000 years by various authors. However, we should avoid being like the wicked. These things are all temporary. Psalm 1: 4-6 We don’t want to be like people that blow aimlessly in the wind. And here is where you can find the verse overviews of Psa 1:1-2 Psa 1:3 Psa 1:4 and Psa 1:5-6 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, Meditation involves more than just the brain. Introduction: Read Psalm 1:1-6. or stand in the way that sinners take. On the origin and authority of the titles prefixed to the Psalms, see the introduction, Section 4. Two Ways. He lives the “way of sinners,” going about his life without obedience to God. And in our work to do the Law of God, we should be hopeful that it will directly impact the future of the Kingdom of God. His purpose is to plant us… 3. Bible Passage: Psalm […] Drinking Deeply from the Psalms Commentary and hymns for a six-part preaching series on the Psalms.1 This worship and preaching series on the Psalms is meant to move through six psalms in a manner that reflects how believers actually experience the life of faith. ii. Introduction: Read Psalm 1:1-6. Some have called the first psalm the Psalm of Psalms. In short, the subject of this psalm is living with God’s approval. God’s Law shapes the man’s desires, goals, and conduct. Psalm 1:1 "Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful." It also involves the heart. Also, have an object (maybe brought) that is very dry like chaff, a dead/dry leaf, or like a chalky powder; for, these images fit well with Psalm chapter 1. Fruit it is comforting to know that God ’ s desires, goals, and every one of them:. Let us read what the word “ mediate ” means a Variety of ways ) is. 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