Bear Fruit (Psalm 1)

When I began this series, my intention was, we would spend a year in Psalms. It dawned on me that to do that, It would be necessary to have a minimum of two posts for each psalm. So, with that in mind, I am backing up to Psalm 1 and adding a second post. My goal with the second post, as much as possible, I want to write a poem. That is what I have done today for Psalm 1.

The truly happy person
    doesn’t follow wicked advice,
    doesn’t stand on the road of sinners,
    and doesn’t sit with the disrespectful.
Instead of doing those things,
    these persons love the Lord’s Instruction,
    and they recite God’s Instruction day and night!
They are like a tree replanted by streams of water,
    which bears fruit at just the right time
    and whose leaves don’t fade.
        Whatever they do succeeds.

That’s not true for the wicked!
    They are like dust that the wind blows away.
And that’s why the wicked will have no standing in the court of justice—
    neither will sinners
    in the assembly of the righteous.
The Lord is intimately acquainted
    with the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked is destroyed
(Psalm 1, Common English Bible)

Our loving God, teach us your ways.
Help us to see your will.
Your commands keep evil away.
Pour love, our hearts to fill.

We seek your voice, speak to us Lord.
Your voice is sweet to hear.
Move us forward, in one accord,
Lord speak into our ears.

We follow you in faithfulness
Praise we sing as a flute
Your Word we live, the world we show
We trust, we might bear fruit.

Have a blessed day in the Lord.

Seeking the genuine,
Keith

Copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved

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