Here is a quick summary of Chapter 1 of the Book of Psalms: the basic idea, the main takeaway, and how to put it into practice.
This passage probably won’t make it onto any calendars or refrigerator magnets, but for those who are willing to listen, it serves as a reminder that the daily decision to build our life on God’s word is of utmost importance.
When Psalm 1:3 says, “In all that he does, he prospers,” it’s not only talking about material blessing; I believe it is speaking of prosperity in every sense of the word.
Life consists of seasons. In some seasons we will see visible fruit, and in others we will not. And that is ok. Focus on your source.
When we meditate on the Word of God we become like a tree that extends its roots into an abundant and inexhaustible source of life.
Psalm 1 makes it clear: only God’s word (or “instruction”) will give us the counsel we need to live a truly abundant life.