May 10, 2024

“Psalm One: Part 2”

We got off to a great start last week with our new sermon series, “God’s Songbook.”

I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like the psalms. They have a way of helping us voice the emotions we experience in this journey we call life. The psalms help us better voice our joy, wonder, awe, sorrow, pain, bewilderment, and our anger.

Last Sunday we noted how Psalm 1 reduces humanity down to two groups – the godly and the wicked. Regarding the godly, we discovered three things they don’t do, two things they do, and one beautiful picture that describes the outcome of their lives.

This Sunday, we’ll focus on verses 4-6 where God describes the future of the wicked. My message will close with a simple reminder of what the godly and the wicked should be doing in light of the return of Jesus Christ.

In preparation for Sunday, I hope you’ll prayerfully read through Psalm 1 several times before we gather for corporate worship.

Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. 2 But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. 3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. 4 But not the wicked! They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind. 5 They will be condemned at the time of judgment. Sinners will have no place among the godly. 6 For the Lord watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.

Pursuing Him,

pastor Jamie