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Two ways of men
Psalms 1:1-6
What's the difference between blessed and wicked man?
Published August 26th, 2018
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Psalms 1:1-6
Blessed is the man 1
who a walks not in b the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in c the way of sinners,
nor d sits in e the seat of f scoffers;
but his g delight is in the law 1 of the Lord ,
and on his h law he meditates day and night.
He is like i a tree planted by j streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its k leaf does not wither.
l In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
but are like m chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked n will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in o the congregation of the righteous;
for the Lord p knows q the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
The one who delights in the Word of the Lord "meditates" day and night.
perfect tense
imperfect tense - The Hebrew imperfect verbal forms in v. 3 draw attention to the typical nature of the actions/states they describe.
Wind-driven chaff . In contrast to the well-rooted and productive tree described in v. 3, the wicked are like a dried up plant that has no root system and is blown away by the wind. The simile describes the destiny of the wicked (see vv. 5-6 ).
KNOW - relational word. Intimate knowledge and experience of the way of Christians. Intimate love .
Psalms 1:1-6
Blessed is the man
How blessed is the one
1st Alternative
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
who does not follow the advice of the wicked,
Progression of Negative Explanation
nor stands in the way of sinners,
or stand in the pathway with sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
or sit in the assembly of scoffers!
his delight is in the law of the Lord,
he finds pleasure in obeying the Lord’s commands;
Positive explanation
and on his law he meditates day and night.
he meditates on his commands day and night.
Explanation of v.2b
He is like a tree planted by streams of water
He is like a tree planted by flowing streams;
that yields its fruit in its season,
it yields its fruit at the proper time,
Series of Comparison
and its leaf does not wither.
and its leaves never fall off.
In all that he does, he prospers.
He succeeds in everything he attempts.
Result of v.1b-3a
The wicked are not so,
Not so with the wicked!
2nd Alternative
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Instead they are like wind- driven chaff.
For this reason
the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
the wicked cannot withstand judgment,
Series of Inference
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
nor can sinners join the assembly of the godly.
the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
the Lord guards the way of the godly,
1st Ground for the 1st Alternative
the way of the wicked will perish.
the way of the wicked ends in destruction.
2nd Ground for the 2nd Alternative
deep-seated joy and contentment in God
internalization for direction and obedience
lit. TRANSPLANTED. Sinful people do not transport themselves to God's kingdom.
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