A post could be written about each of the Psalms!
I love Psalm 1. It is the first chapter of the Bible that I memorized.
Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
Note the contrast between v1 and v2. The first verse describes things we're not to do, and the 2nd what we are to do in order to be blessed.
Walking, standing, sitting - common activities we do every day. I see this as a reminder to be vigilant about even the most common of our activities. To be purposeful about everything we do, and to always be on guard against evil.
Do we delight in the law? Do we meditate on it? I need to get back in the habit of memorizing God's word - it makes it possible to meditate on it wherever are, whenever we have a moment.
When we do these things we are like a deeply rooted and fruitful tree - that takes time and complete reliance on God for the transformation of our hearts.
In Acts we see Paul's dramatic conversion and the very clear hand of God drawing Paul to himself. Can you imagine being Ananias and how scared he must have been? But he trusted God and was obedient, despite the fear he must have felt. That's courage!
Do I show that same courage? Am I willing to do what God asks of me despite my fears?
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Psalms 4-6; Acts 9:22-43