- The Blessed Man, the one that spends all day and night meditating on the Word, is solid and prosperous. A tree by water grows strong and lives long, which is worth noting; in fact, fact its leaf doesn't wither indicates the tree lives eternally. How does one live forever? He follows Jesus Christ, washing in His blood and submitting his life solely to Him.
- Contrasting the Blessed Man is the Wicked Man. Where the blessed have eternal life, the wicked are like chaff that the wind drives away. Chaff is lightweight trash, discarded husks from corn or other crops. This is not what we want to be, especially knowing that we can drink from the Spring of Life and live forever. Even so, there are wicked--I'm thinking those that don't meditate on the Word and scoff at Christ--and they have a determined fate: eternity without God.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Week 17: Psalm 1:3-4
Psalm 1:3,4: He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.