Happy are the righteous ones,
Who flee deceit and darkness,
For they run toward the Sun,
And delight in its harvest.
Like leaves of trees soaked in rays,
Growing near sparkling water,
Their limbs wave and fix their gaze,
On the Source where they prosper.
But the wicked wither where,
They live in darkened conscious,
Rooted there in deep despair,
For sin has made them noxious.
The wicked will be undone,
But the Lord saves the righteous,
So run, run toward the Son,
And praise Him for His kindness.
Behind the lines
The righteous person loves God’s Word, but the wicked person hates it. These two paths are clearly marked in Psalm 1.
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
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.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. (Psalm 1 ESV)
Do you delight in God’s Word?