“Oh, the joys of those….. who delight in doing everything the Lord wants; day and night they think about his law.” Psalms 1:1-2
“For the Lord watches over the the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to
destruction.” Psalms 1:6
How appropriate is the first Psalm of the bible. It sets the tone for the whole of the Psalms. In fact it helps set the tone for anyone willing to know Christ. You have to choose, there is either the godly or the wicked. The starting verse begins with, ‘Oh, the joys of those that do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with scoffers.’
Here lies the starting point of our Christian lives. There has to be a change from following the rest of the world, to following what is godly. You have to change from wickedness and sin to goodness and purity. Only through a personal relationship with Christ can there be purity and godliness. He alone brings about the change that is necessary to stop following the world.
So too, the end verse gives us the consequences of following the wrong path. ‘The path of the
wicked leads to destruction.’ That is what is at stake! Life or death. I beg you to follow the path of
life, to follow Jesus Christ. Do not be among those that ‘will be condemned at the time of
Good and evil is not set out by how we as humans view the world.No, good and evil is separated by whether we are of the Lord or not. The Lord is good, no one or nothing else is good apart from God. The Lord is life, this is constantly seen in the Psalms. Heed the words of the first Psalm and know that if you choose life, you choose to follow the Lord. Oh, the joys! How can there be disappointment for those that have life-giving water.