The tree by the river

I have not set foot in a Church for months and I cannot really remember the last time I picked up a Bible.

However in the past few days, this one line has been floating through my head

Delight yourself in The Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

I have not really worked out what it means and why it keeps popping in my head. I did have a vague interpretation of how I might live this out but somehow I knew that that was not the way. Then I remembered the little book I have just finished reading “Life’s Little Detours” and I remember lesson 38 – read the psalms, no matter what your faith they cover every human emotion

So I thought I would spent the next 150 days posting a psalm a day on my blog. I am still not sure what the purpose would be but it would allow me to know there content if nothing else. The rest I shall see!

So here is Psalm one. Which I remember learning about in my Bible studying days. But I cannot remember the lesson!! All I remember is thinking about beautiful green trees refreshed by the river.

Birmingham Canal

I have also chosen to post the King James Version because I love the language – it’s beautiful, almost poetic.

Psalm 1

King James Version (KJV)

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

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