The LORD Knows | Psalm 1:6

for the LORD knows the way of the righteous,but the way of wicked will perish. Psalm 1:6 ESV After all has been said in the first five verses of Psalm 1, this sixth and final verse gives us the fitting concluding contrast between the blessed and the wicked. The blessed, here synonymously called the righteous …

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Nor Sinners in the Congregation of the Righteous | Psalm 1:5

nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous Psalm 1:5 ESV In the first part of this verse, the psalmist made the declaration that the wicked will not stand in the judgment. Like chaff that the wind drives away, they will be driven away from the presence of the Holy One on the final day. …

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The Seat of Scoffers | Psalm 1:1

nor sits in the seat of scoffers Psalm 1:1 ESV The first verse of Psalm 1 concludes with a third description of the blessed man by way of negation. Those who walk in the favor of the LORD do not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor do they stand in the way of …

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The Way of Sinners | Psalm 1:1

nor stands in the way of sinners Psalm 1:1 ESV As we have noted, this first verse of Psalm 1 gives us a picture of the blessed man by way of negation, stating what he is not like. It then began by saying that he does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, meaning …

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The Counsel of the Wicked | Psalm 1:1

who walks not in the counsel of the wicked… Psalm 1:1 ESV Last week we began our meditations through Psalm 1 by focusing upon the very first phrase, “Blessed is the man…” As we noted, blessedness in the Bible flows from being favored by the Blessed One. Thus, to be blessed is a state that …

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