This excerpt comes from Psalms for All Seasons, commenting on Psalm 1:
Psalm 1 describes and contrasts two pathways: righteousness and wickedeness.
Such imagery recurs throughout the psalms and other parts of the Bible (e.g., Jer. 17:5-8).
Like Pss. 19 and 119, it celebrates the significance of God’s law as a source of wisdom and blessing.
Early church theologian Jerome called this “the main entrance to the mansion of the Psalter.”
Much of what follows in the Psalter either expresses or appeals to its message.
Prayer for reflection:
Lord our God, giver of blessing and judgment, your Son Jesus lived the only true life.
Because of him, we can know you, love you, and delight in you.
Keep us watered by your grace and rooted in your Spirit
so that our ears will hear your voice and our feet will follow your path,
giving glory to you alone. Amen.