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Psalm 1 Meaning – Blessed is the man

Psalm 1 presents the bliss of those who remain still in meditation on the law of God and put it into practice. Anchored to the observance of the Word of God. The true believer is not lost to listen to the counsel of the wicked because the Word is light to his steps. He meditates the law day and night to be able to face the various events of life with rectitude.

Meditation of the Word makes it fruitful, sheltered from the heat and stormy winds of trials. The wicked will have no arguments before the judgment of God. The guilty ones will be scattered and will end up in the tomb of history. However much they will want to take root within the assembly of the just to be able to deceive the inexperienced of the Word of God. They will also go to ruin before the judgment of God since no one can deceive God.

Psalm 1 gives peace and invites perseverance. Those who meditate on the law of love in which God is reflected is Love. And the law was fulfilled by Christ. And the new law that perfects the ancient law is found in Christ, in his life, in his gestures, in his words. Meditating on the law day and night is meditating what Christ has done and said. it is the desire to live Christ in imitation of him.

Whoever meditates Christ in front of an action to be carried out does not precisely ask the question: What would Christ do? But he finds his answer from what Christ did and said, because he is in Christ. In him there is every light and treasure of wisdom on how to be acceptable to the Father and how to be open to charity to the brothers. Meditating day and night the law is not the work of a jurist but is the work of love that takes place in communion with Christ.

Psalm 1 (Blessed is the man who does not enter the council)

1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked, Nor standeth in the way of sinners, Nor sitteth in the seat of scoffers:

1:2 But his delight is in the law of Jehovah; And on his law doth he meditate day and night.

1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the streams of water, That bringeth forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also doth not wither; And whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

1:4 The wicked are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

1:5 Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

1:6 For Jehovah knoweth the way of the righteous; But the way of the wicked shall perish.

This post was published on August 8, 2019 7:02 pm

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