“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Psalm 1:1-6




Happy are those

who reject the advice of evil people,

who do not follow the example of sinners

or join those who have no use for God.

Instead, they find joy in obeying the Law of the Lord,

and they study it day and night.


They are like trees that grow beside a stream,

that bear fruit at the right time,

and whose leaves do not dry up.

They succeed in everything they do.


But evil people are not like this at all;

they are like straw that the wind blows away.

Sinners will be condemned by God

and kept apart from God’s own people.


The righteous are guided and protected by the Lord,

but the evil are on the way to their doom..


– Psalm 1:1-6 (GNT)






This is the very first Psalm

– it is a rather short one,

but it serves as the perfect introduction to the whole Book of Psalms.


It immediately invites us

to reflect on and pray about all that happens in this life

…and beyond it…

in the context of God’s direction and commandments,

and our freedom to choose between good and evil.






Lord, protect me, refresh me, that I may grow in faith.


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