Adapted thoughts from Spurgeon on Psalm 1:1-2
“Blessed 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.” Psalms 1:1-2, NIV
Most are not on a truth quest as much as they are on quest for happiness. Because of this, everyone should read this Psalm because it directs us to the source of true happiness in its highest and purest degree.
David uses the word “happy “, and the way in which he uses it is an extreme expression. It implies a kind of manifold, or plaurality of, happiness. He regard this type of happiness as a key essential of life and better even than life itself.
This is the highest the human heart can aspire to. This happiness is accessible to the poor, the sidelined, the obscure, by those of low power and degree, those whose names are written in history, the famous and the infamous. It is not exclusively for vocational ministers or paid professionals but is available to anyone who loves God and seeks to obey Him.
This happy person is described as the one who avoids the way of the “wicked”. The tragic folly of the wicked is they have neglected the chief thing God meant to be remembered, namely, himself. They give God no part of their lives and He is in none of their thoughts.
The godly person, however, does not consider first how the world regards of thing but how God considers it.