Main point summary
The righteous will experience earthly and heavenly joy, but the unrighteous will perish in insignificance.
Blessed is the man
This is the type of person who experiences God's true joy and happiness
that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,
On the one hand he does not base his decisions on advice from people who do not love and obey the Lord
nor standeth in the way of sinners,
Neither does he associate himself with people who are known for breaking God's law
nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Nor does he join those who sit in judgment on God's Word and ways
But his delight is in the law of the LORD;
But on the other hand his supreme delight and joy is in knowing and experiencing God's Word
and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And the way he enjoys it is by thinking over it repeatedly both at night and in the daytime
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
Because of his course of action , he can be compared to a well-watered tree
that bringeth forth his fruit in his season;
That produces its fruit at the expected time
his leaf also shall not wither;
And whose leaves are lush and green
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
In summary , whatever he sets his hand to in this manner will be blessed by God.
The ungodly are not so:
But the case of the ungodly person is nothing like that of the righteous person
but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Instead of being likened to a well-watered tree, the ungodly person can be pictured like wind-blown chaff
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Because of the transitory nature of the wicked man, he definitely will not stand the test at God's judgment seat
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
That is he will not be numbered among the assembly of the righteous ones
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous:
Because God knows who His people are and all that they do
but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
But God does not take note of the way of the unrighteous (cf. Matthew 7:23)
The lifestyle of the godly must be characterized by separation from ungodly influences and practices (cf. 2 Peter 2:8) and a supreme delight in God and His Word (Johsua 1:8). Both are absolutely necessary!
Meditation is a reflection of whether I am really delighting in God's Word: the time when I am delighting in Scripture the most is when I am meditating on it the most.
Where am I going to get my advice: from people who love the Lord or people who do not care about Him? From popular culture or from Scripture?
From God's perspective, joy can only be found in knowing Him and embracing the truths of His Word. Therefore, the ungodly will never experience true joy until they experience salvation.
Psalms 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. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.