Let’s read the first two verses of this wonderful psalm.  “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. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” 

We readily see the characteristic of the one mentioned in verse 2. 

* He doesn’t walk in the counsel of the ungodly.

* He doesn’t stand in the way of sinners.

* He doesn’t sit in the seat of the scornful.

Notice that there are three actions mentioned:  walking, standing, and sitting.

There are three different types of people mentioned: ungodly, sinners, and scornful.

The ‘blessed’ man is one who is unaffected by those around him.  His heart is not with the world, his heart is with the Lord.  He does not find his pleasure in the company of the ungodly, sinners, or the scornful.   He finds his delight in the law (Word) of the LORD.  His desire is to know the Lord better and better.  He spends his time in God’s Word and then meditates upon what he has read.  I’m reminded of Paul’s words of encouragement to Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:15, “Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.”  May we all learn to meditate upon God’s Word.  May we give ourselves over to its truths.  When we do that, we will profit and that profit will be noticeable in our lives. 

We read of the value of God’s Word in Psalm 19:7-10, “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.”  We should note here that the reference to the ‘law of God’ is not limited to the Ten Commandments or the Law which is given in the Pentateuch.  It refers to the whole of God’s Word.  ALL that God has given us in His Word is perfect.  In this portion, we have mentioned the ‘law of the LORD,’ the ‘testimony of the LORD,’ the ‘statutes of the LORD,’ the ‘commandment of the LORD,’ the ‘fear of the LORD,’ and the ‘judgments of the LORD.’  All of these pertain to the Lord and what He has given us through His Word. 

It is said prophetically of the Lord Jesus in Isaiah 53:2, “For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground…”  This shows that the Lord gained no sustenance or pleasure from the world, which is a spiritual dry ground.  His nourishment came from His Father.  What a wonderful example for us to follow!

Dear readers, do you find your delight in the Lord and in the truths He has given us in His Word?  The Lord has revealed to us what delights His own heart in 3 John 4, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”  This pleases the Lord so much.  For us to learn and obey God’s Word brings the greatest joy to the heart of God.  It profits us and it pleases Him.  (414.2)