1 How happy is the man
who does not follow the advice of the wicked
or take the path of sinners
or join a group of mockers!
2 Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,
and he meditates on it day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted beside streams of water
that bears its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.
A blessing from the Lord brings true happiness. That blessing comes to those with integrity, who clings to God’s righteousness and shuns evil. Just like a tree that needs a continuous water source to produce fruit and keep it’s leaves green and healthy. In the same way, we need to be planted by the rivers of God’s Word. Meditating on what we read so that we may prosper in spiritual matters for the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.