Psalm 1

I have found myself drawn to The Psalms recently. As the Old Testament’s version of a hymnal or Book of Worship, it contains many honest prayers, lyrics, and reflections on life with God and others. Some psalms give us wisdom, where others show us how guttural our prayers can be. I want to use this space to go through some of The Psalms, in a new, loosely tied series I call, “Saturdays With The Psalms.” ~ Pastor Mark

Psalm 1 (MSG)

How well God must like you—
    you don’t hang out at Sin Saloon,
    you don’t slink along Dead-End Road,
    you don’t go to Smart-Mouth College

Instead you thrill to God’s Word,
    you chew on Scripture day and night.
You’re a tree replanted in Eden,
    bearing fresh fruit every month,
Never dropping a leaf,
    always in blossom.

You’re not at all like the wicked,
    who are mere windblown dust—
Without defense in court,
    unfit company for innocent people.

God charts the road you take.
The road
they take is Skid Row.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I want to always be in blossom with you, feeding upon the depths of your Spirit, and bearing fruit to share with others. Help me in my times of temptation, so I don’t end up in Sin Saloon on Skid Row. I ask this in the holy name of Jesus. Amen.

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