Psalm Chapter 1 is one of my favorite Psalms in the whole book. One reason is that King David (the author of this Psalm) says that, a man (or woman) who meditates day and night on God’s Word, is blessed! He says that he is like a tree that is planted near a stream of water that yields fruit in its season. When I think about a tree near a stream of water, I think of a strong, healthy, life-producing tree, not a dead tree. A tree that is sturdy even when the wind blows its hardest.
I don’t know about you, but I want my life to be blessed by God. I want to be strong, life giving, and no matter the amount of wind that blows in the midst of a storm, I want to stand strong. David says if I want this kind of life, I must meditate on God’s Word day and night. David doesn’t mean that we have to sit for hours reading God’s Word. What he means is that we let God’s Word saturate our minds and let His Word be at the forefront of our minds. But that begins with reading God’s Word so we can know what to meditate on.