Which Path Do You Choose?

Psalm 1:1

How blessed is the one who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand in the pathway with sinners, or sit in the assembly of scoffers!

The Psalter begins with a concise and beautiful contrast of the ways of the godly and the ungodly.  How generous is our Father in heaven to have started this book of praise and worship with foundational truths that will help us be all we were meant to be in Him?  Here are a few questions for you to consider while you read this wonderful psalm.

  1. Who or what tries to influence the way we think?
  2. What is the best way to be influenced by God?
  3. Why is it a blessing to follow God’s decrees and be obedient to His leading?
  4. Understanding that we must associate with non-believers and develop relationships in order to witness to them, how do we ensure we do not get too close and what do we do when they mock God?
  5. What does it mean to delight in the Lord’s instructions?
  6. What does it mean to meditate on God’s commands day and night?
  7. What are the consequences of meditating on God’s Word?
  8. What are the consequences of NOT meditating on God’s Word?
  9. The psalmist compared a righteous person’s life with a flourishing tree.  How else would you describe a life with Christ?  What would you compare your life to?
  10. What does the psalmist mean when he says “yields its fruit at the proper time?”
  11. What is the psalmist talking about when he speaks of leaves falling off?  How does a child of God keep their leaves from withering and falling off?
  12. What does it mean to succeed in everything we attempt?   How do you suppose the psalmist is measuring success?
  13. Why is the psalmist comparing the life of the wicked with chaff?
  14. What had God told us about judgment day?  Are you prepared?
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