Main point summary
Blessed is the man who meditates on the law because he will prosper,but the wicked will perish.
Blessed is the man 1
How blessed is the man
How blessed 1 is the one 2
who a walks not in b the counsel of the wicked,
who a does not walk in the b counsel of the wicked,
who does not follow 3 the advice 4 of the wicked, 5
nor stands in c the way of sinners,
Nor stand in the 1 c path of sinners,
or stand in the pathway 6 with sinners,
nor d sits in e the seat of f scoffers;
Nor d sit in the seat of scoffers!
or sit in the assembly 7 of scoffers! 8
but his g delight is in the law 1 of the Lord ,
But his a delight is b in the law of the Lord ,
Instead 9 he finds pleasure in obeying the Lord ’s commands; 10
and on his h law he meditates day and night.
And in His law he meditates c day and d night.
he meditates on 11 his commands 12 day and night.
He is like i a tree planted by j streams of water that yields its fruit in its season,
He will be like a a tree firmly planted by 1 streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season
He is like 13 a tree planted by flowing streams; 14 it 15 yields 16 its fruit at the proper time, 17
and its k leaf does not wither.
And its 2 leaf does not wither;
and its leaves never fall off. 18
l In all that he does, he prospers.
And 3 in whatever he does, b he prospers.
He succeeds in everything he attempts. 19
The wicked are not so,
The wicked are not so, But they are like a chaff which the wind drives away.
Not so with the wicked! Instead 20 they are like wind-driven chaff. 21
but are like m chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked n will not stand in the judgment,
Therefore a the wicked will not stand in the b judgment, Nor sinners in c the assembly of the righteous.
For this reason 22 the wicked cannot withstand 23 judgment, 24 nor can sinners join the assembly of the godly. 25
nor sinners in o the congregation of the righteous;
for the Lord p knows q the way of the righteous,
For the Lord 1 a knows the way of the righteous, But the way of b the wicked will perish.
Certainly 26 the Lord guards the way of the godly, 27 but the way of the wicked ends in destruction. 28
but the way of the wicked will perish.
1. Head Focus: The focus of this section is the life of the mind. We want to think accurately according to the truth of God’s Word we’ve phrased. Questions: How should I think differently about God/myself/others because of what I’ve just phrased? What doctrines are taught in this passage? What specific contribution to those doctrines does this passage make? What other Scripture texts add to the truths taught in this passage? 2. Heart Focus: The focus of this section is the life of the emotions. We want to feel accurately according to the truth of God’s Word we’ve phrased. Questions: How should I feel differently about God/myself/etc. because of what I’ve just phrased? What emotions are expressed in this passage? What emotions does this passage exhort me to feel? 3. Hands Focus: The focus of this section is the life of the will. We want to act accurately according to the truth of God’s Word we’ve phrased. Questions: How should I act differently because of what I’ve just phrased? What motivations does this passage give for acting differently? What sins do I need to repent of and put off? What good works do I need to put on? F
OUTLINE OF PSALMS I. THE BLESSED MAN 1:1-3 A. Who is the Blessed man 1:1-2 1. He does not delight in doing evil 1:1b i. In his mind 1:1c ii. In his way 1:1d iii. In his speech 1:1e 2. But He delights in the Law of the Lord 1:2a 3. What does it look like? 1:2b i. He meditates on it day and night 1:2c B. Why is the Blessed man,blessed? 1:3 Because... 1. He is fruitful 1:3a 2. He is nourished 1:3b 3. Namely,in all that he do,he prospers 1:3c II. THE WICKED 1:4-150:6 A. Who is the Wicked? 1:4 1. His life in not like the Blessed 1:4a 2. Instead,He is withered and being driven away 1:4b B. What will be the life of the wicked 1:5 1. The judgement for the wicked will be instant 1:5a 2. He will not be numbered among the righteous 1:5b C. Why? 1:6-150:6 i. The Lord knows who are his' 1:6a ii. The wicked will perish 1:6b-150:6 What can we learn from the passage? Head: I should put in my mind that it is God who preserves,and nourishes the life of those who seek Him in his words. I should remember that God is not for those who delights in evil but He always sees the way of righteous. I should remember that the word of the Lord or the law is very important when it comes to my spiritual life. I must remember that,it is sure that,the way of the righteous will be rewarded but the way of the wicked will be punished Heart: I should delight in the law of the Lord. I should hate wickedness,even my own wickedness,i should not delight in sinning. The passage expresses delight in the law of the Lord and hatred against wickedness. It exhort me to feel delight in the law and hatred against wickedness. Hands: I should read and study the scriptures day and night. I should not let my mind,my actions and even my words be an instrument for wickedness. Motivation: I will prosper in all that i do. I will not perish. The Lord will guide my way. Sins to put off: Every wickedness Good deeds to put on: Reading and studying the words of the Lord day and night.