30 Day Devotion

Day 4

The Psalms are series of poetic songs written around 1000BCE in the time of King David. They are a beautiful way to experience the scripture in poetic form.

Take in Psalm 1 and consider what it means to be “like a tree plated by streams of water”.

Psalm 1 (NIV)

1Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.