Psalm 1. [First 4 min is blank] Throughout Psalms there is the contrast between the wise man and the foolish man. We tend to associate wisdom with knowledge but the opposite of wisdom is not ignorance, it’s foolishness. The person who does not have time for God in his life is a fool, that is the premise upon which the Psalms are built. In Psalm One we have a portrait of a happy, wise person. We see his character, what his life is built upon and what his life is like. In the first three verses, the “wise/blessed/happy” man is described. The last three verses contrast that person with the person who is not blessed.
In this series, The
Days Psalms of our Lives, Pastor Barry explains the text of six Psalms with clarity and passion revealing their timeless wisdom for every day living. Just as a song or poem can express feelings of fear, doubt, hope, and joy, the Psalms model how we can be honest and vulnerable in voicing our own petitions and praises to God, connecting His Word to a whole spectrum of human emotions and experiences. The Psalmists’ struggles and triumphs will bring us face-to-face with God’s promises and purposes resulting in heartfelt praise and humble confession in our own spiritual formation.PLEASE NOTE: Each of the sermons in this series will be introduced by a segment of the short film by Fourth Line Films that documents the friendship between Bono, of the band U2, and Eugene Peterson, author of Bible translation The Message, revolving around their common interest in the Psalms. TO SEE THE TWENTY TWO MINUTE FILM IN IT’S ENTIRETY [CLICK HERE]