[Psalms 1:1] BLESSED IS THE MAN THAT WALKETH NOT IN THE COUNSEL OF THE UNGODLY, NOR STANDETH IN THE WAY OF SINNERS, NOR SITTETH IN THE SEAT OF THE SCORNFUL.
Keep away from bad company and avoid being caught up in negative influences. The sages said that someone who abstains from sinning is considered as having fulfilled a commandment. SCORNFUL: those who mock people who do good or the Bible are to be avoided.
[Psalms 1:2] BUT HIS DELIGHT IS IN THE LAW OF THE LORD; AND IN HIS LAW DOTH HE MEDITATE DAY AND NIGHT.
It is not enough just to do good and avoid sin. God also wants you to study his word.
[Psalms 1:3] AND HE SHALL BE LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY THE RIVERS OF WATER, THAT BRINGETH FORTH HIS FRUIT IN HIS SEASON; HIS LEAF ALSO SHALL NOT WITHER; AND WHATSOEVER HE DOETH SHALL PROSPER.
Commentary of "Malbim": This tree will prosper and be successful and so too seed that is sewn from it will be like it. Likewise the righteous man will have successful children due to his virtue. His seed will be mighty in the land. A generation of upright persons will be blessed.
[Psalms 1:4] THE UNGODLY ARE NOT SO: BUT ARE LIKE THE CHAFF WHICH THE WIND DRIVETH AWAY.
[Psalms 1:5] THEREFORE THE UNGODLY SHALL NOT STAND IN THE JUDGMENT, NOR SINNERS IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE RIGHTEOUS.
[Psalms 1:6] FOR THE LORD KNOWETH THE WAY OF THE RIGHTEOUS: BUT THE WAY OF THE UNGODLY SHALL PERISH.
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