Posted on Thu, Mar 24, 2011
March 24, 2011 Walter Robb
14th Day of Lent Psalm 1:1-3
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, or standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brigneth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Growing up in Central Pennsylvania, my 7th and 8th grade teacher, yes, two grades in a room, required students to memorize a poem every two weeks. Included occasionally was a Psalm. After learning the 23rd and 24th, shorter 1st and then the 100th were next. There was so much good in this exercise. Whatever happened to prevent this from still being practiced?
For some reason, this 1st Psalm by David inspired me more than the rest. I especially remember the positive phrases. “He shall be like a tree by the water, ---and whatever he doeth shall prosper.” That didn’t necessarily make life a picnic, but I felt God was encouraging me on. When I passed a test or accomplished a chore, I knew that God was justified in sharing in the victory.
Then the 100th Psalm cheered me on with opening verses. “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with singing. For the Lord is good and His truth endured to all generation.”
What a shame that today’s students don’t learn these Psalms.
Let us pray
Dear Lord, my Comforter in times of stress and Shepherd in times of progress, please know I am your grateful lamb, ever aware of your presence in good times and bad. Amen
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