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Bible Commentaries

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary

Psalms 1

Verses 1-6

the Two Ways and the Two Ends

Psalms 1:1-6

Like a signpost, this psalm points the road to blessedness. The opening word may be read, “Oh, the blessedness!” The psalm begins with the same message as the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:1-48 . Beneath the lintel of benediction we pass into the temple of praise.

Blessedness is obtainable in two ways: negatively, we may avoid the society of the irreligious; positively, we must enter the company of prophets and kings, of psalmists and historians, and especially of God Himself, speaking in Scripture. Do not simply read the Bible; meditate upon it. Better one verse really masticated than a whole chapter bolted.

The rewards are, to be planted by rivers, to bear fruit, and to prosper. See Genesis 39:3-4 ; Genesis 49:22 . How blessed it is, also, to realize that God knows and loves! See Psalms 56:8 . The sinner begins with ungodliness, goes on to scorning, and ends as chaff, Matthew 13:30 .

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Meyer, Frederick Brotherton. "Commentary on Psalms 1". "F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/fbm/psalms-1.html. 1914.