Psalm 1 (The Message)
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 planted 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.
In essence- happy are those who choose their friends wisely and avoid the enticements of ungodly people. The deliberate choice of the way of the Lord is the necessary precondition of all true worship. Choose God and His way- He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.