Psalm 1 Analysis

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Biblical Poetic Readers: Learning How To Know God
Can you live in the world, partake of the ways of the world, and yet please God? Psalm 1 is written by an anonymous psalmist, however, the reader can see the psalmist knows God, as well as understands that life without him is bleak. The Wisdom of the psalmist has shined through this Psalm to create this illustration of a wonderful wisdom psalm, perhaps through personal experience or sometime in his life, God revealed to him the importance of the godly life, how life is without Him, and how He rewards us for having a relationship with Him. This psalm also includes the warnings and what precautions the reader should heed to, so the warning will not come to fruition. Psalm 1 teaches: the way of destruction is to partake of the world, uniquely, the psalmist illustrates that: God will demonstrate his love for us through His giving when we choose Him and not the world.
First, the parallelism is chiastic showing the three perspectives: not walking with ungodly, not standing with sinners, and not sitting with scoffers, will result in the main claim of being blessed. The tenor of this psalm is a metaphor of inspiration. It inspires not to just to read the Bible, but to live by it, gain knowledge, to immerse into the word of God, which in turn will make the reader happy, jubilant and
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The “way” is the direction in life being traveled, the pathway and “the righteous” is the ones who are believers, worshipper of YAHWEH, or in today’s sense: being a Christ follower, furthermore, not deviating from His commands and standing on His promises. Dr. David Jerimiah said: “Godly people put down roots in scripture and draw strength from it for their lives.” The strength truly comes from God who breathed his word to godly men to share for the expanding future of His

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