Psalm 1. The first two Psalms give us an introduction to the two great subjects of the Psalms; (1) the remnant and (2) the Messiah. Here in Psalm 1 we have the character of the faithful remnant (the “righteous”) in contrast with the character of the apostate nation of Israel, “the counsel of the wicked”. In the end, those who chose the path of righteousness are the happy ones, and the wicked will come into judgment.
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked, and standeth not in the way of sinners, and sitteth not in the seat of scorners;
2 But his delight is in Jehovah’s law, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he is as a tree planted by brooks of water, which giveth its fruit in its season, and whose leaf fadeth not; and all that he doeth prospereth.
4 The wicked are not so; but are as the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For Jehovah knoweth the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish.