Blessed is the man who does not walk in
the counsel of the wicked or stand in the
way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and
on His law he meditates day and night. He
is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season and whose
leaf does not wither. Whatever he does
Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that
the wind blows away. Therefore, the
wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor
sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For the Lord watches over the way of the
righteous, but the way of the wicked will
Biblical meditation is not
EMPTYING the mind, but
ENGAGING the mind on
the word, works, and
wonders of God.
Psalms link the BLESSED life to those who
WALK in God’s ways after MEDITATING on
The psalmist presents TWO paths…
“He is going to present
godliness positively as the
way of the one who
DELIGHTS in the law” (Boice)
If you want to be blessed you do not WALK
in the counsel of the wicked, STAND in the
way of sinners, or SIT in the seat of mockers.
Blessed is the person who delights in and
meditates on the INSTRUCTION of the Lord.
Delighting in is expressed
here by MEDITATING on.
Meditating is REFLECTING
on God’s word, for the
purpose of LIVING by it
Meditation helps build the bridge from right
THINKING to right LIVING
Meditating on God’s word helps sink DEEP
ROOTS for continual nourishment.
Please take a moment to fill out your
My Next Step Today is to:
( ) Do the home life help (in bulletin)
( ) Pick a text to meditate on (perhaps Ps. 1)
( ) Evaluate what I tend to “meditate” on and
identify how I can shift focus
( ) Identify where I mainly turn for direction. Is it
( ) Commit to practicing meditation on the word,
works, and wonders of God
( ) Other________________________