Psalm 1: 1-3

 1Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.


Observation-What does it say?

The Psalmist compares the way of the righteous with the way of the wicked.


Understanding-What does it mean? 

The way of the righteous yields fruit and he/she is protected by the Lord; while the way of the wicked yields no fruit, withers away and is destroyed.

I was just talking to my husband about how funny God’s Word is sometimes (proving that God has a sense of humor too); specifically, the story about when Jesus was hungry. He went to a fig tree, but since it wasn’t bearing fruit, He cursed the tree and told it that no one would ever eat fruit from it again. (See Mark 11:12-14) I told Moses that it’s like Jesus got hangry, which is a term used for how we act when we get angry because we are hungry. However, Jesus always has purpose to what He does and He basically made a point to His disciples that this is what would happen to those who don’t bear fruit.


Life Application 

A great way to start bearing fruit is to delight in God’s Word. This is why we have daily Bible readings, a Soul Journal blog and Pastor’s “Reset” devotional. Here’s a link to it if you haven’t gotten your copy yet.

Dear Lord,

I pray that we would continue to be connected to You. I pray that we wouldn’t be trees who yield no fruit, but rather be trees who continue to bear fruit for You, regardless of what season we are in. Amen.

-Michelle Gaddi