Introduction

A comparison between the person who chooses to follow God’s laws, and the wicked.

Verses
1Blessed is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stand on the path of sinners,
nor sit in the seat of scoffers;
2but his delight is in the LORD’s law.
On his law he meditates day and night.
3He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water,
that produces its fruit in its season,
whose leaf also does not wither.
Whatever he does shall prosper.
4The wicked are not so,
but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
5Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgement,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked shall perish.

Questions

1. What should be avoided if we want to be blessed?

v 1 Blessed is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stand on the path of sinners,
nor sit in the seat of scoffers;

2. What should anyone meditate on to be blessed?

v 2 ... his delight is in the LORD’slaw. On his law he meditates day and night.

3. What will happen to the way of the wicked?

v 6 ... the way of the wicked shall perish.

Summary Points

  • v 1 The righteous man avoids any close contact with those who are wicked
  • v 2 and 3  The person who enjoys God's law is likened to a fruitful tree
  • v 4 and 5  In contrast, the wicked are without hope and will finally perish
  • v 6  The LORD, who sees and knows all, will one day pass judgement on both

 Timeline 1050 to 850 BC