Choosing Between Two Paths and Two Purposes
Psalms 1 & 2
Before we begin, here are a few suggestions to consider and execute as you interact with Psalms. Read with meditation, worship with song, pray with alignment, and memorize with intention. If you spend each day with the Psalms, it will unfold virtues and prayers necessary for that day’s challenges.
The Psalms preach worship as a lifestyle. Therefore, the attitude and mindset for choosing the godly path flow from a heart of worship. Indeed, biblical worship surges upward whenever God’s word sinks deep into the spirit of the worshiper (John 4:23-24). Conversely, the one choosing the path of sin positions himself away from the teaching of God’s word and then worships something creaturely rather than the Creator.
Psalms one and two become the foundation stones for the rest of the Psalter. These two combine the emotions of wisdom with royalty Psalms as it displays the blessings of complete submission to Jesus Christ. Those who receive God’s blessings (1:1) are those who humble themselves and seek shelter in the Lord (2:12).
There are indeed two divergent paths which offer two opposing purposes for life. It is essential to remember; your choice will impact not only your life but also the lives of those around you. Therefore, choose wisely.
- The attitude of worship – Psalm 1:1-6
- The aim of worship – Psalm 2:1-12
- The desire of God for us is Jesus Christ in you – Col. 1:27
- The destination of God for us in Christ is growth – Col. 1:28-29