I begin today a series on Psalms, which promises to be a long, long series. One a day for four days a week would take almost 40 weeks, and I won’t get close to one psalm a day. One psalm a week would take three years, and I won’t take that long. So, hang on and join us in the middle of the day for some reflection on the Psalms. Our focus will be on the “God of the Psalms.” Our standard reference book will John Goldingay, Psalms, Vol. 1: Psalms 1-41 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)
or stand in the pathway with sinners,
or sit in the assembly of scoffers!
1:2 Instead he finds pleasure in obeying the Lord’s commands;
he meditates on his commands day and night.
1:3 He is like a tree planted by flowing streams;
it yields its fruit at the proper time,
and its leaves never fall off.
He succeeds in everything he attempts.
Instead they are like wind-driven chaff.
1:5 For this reason the wicked cannot withstand judgment,
nor can sinners join the assembly of the godly.
but the way of the wicked ends in destruction.