It wasn’t just a verse or two. Momma quoted any number of scriptures to me. The first Psalm was among the most frequent. She must have thought there were some things I especially needed to hear.
What better Psalm to tell a child? Everyone talks about the good life, but this is the real deal! Better to learn it early on, as the Preacher says, “before the evil days come.”
1 Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so,
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall 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 ungodly shall perish.