Foundation Verses #4 – Psalm 1:6

Feb 4, 2015 — Leave a comment

How are you doing on your foundation verses memorization? Hiding these words in our heart will help us in times of temptation or when we need an answer and don’t have our Bibles with us.

Today’s foundation verse comes from the book of Psalm – Psalm 1:6:

Righteous“For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish”

The book of Psalms begins with a stark contracts of pictures. One side we see the righteous man and the other we see the wicked. The Psalmist continues by painting a picture of a tree that is firmly “planted by streams of water”. The reason for this tree being so firmly planted is because “his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night”.

The Psalmist quickly does a 180 and shows us the other side. Verse 4 says,

The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

While the first half of this chapter focuses on the godly person, the second half focuses on the ungodly.

I would ask you today to look through God’s eyes at both of these people. The ungodly seem to be “have it all”, but from God’s stand point they are destined for judgement.

Don’t miss this: Warren Weirsbe says this about the word “know”:

The verb “knows” in verse 6 doesn’t mean that God is aware of them intellectually and has the godly on his mind. Rather, it means that God has chosen them and providentially watched over them and brought them finally to His glory. The word “know” is used, as in Amos 3:2, to mean “to choose, to enter into covenant relationship with, to be personally acquainted with”.

If you are a child of God know this, you are blessed! And with that blessing we need to be a blessing to others, especially to those who do not know Christ as their Savior.

Which direction are you going in today?

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