The Bible – Psalm 1 Devotional

“but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.”

Psalm 1:2

The Bible is a marvelous book. It is a living, breathing text that has within the power to change the course of history, the fate of nations, and the eternal home of man. The Bible is history, truth, philosophy, song, gospel, life, art, prophecy, wisdom, and love. Psalm 1 tells us we should meditate on the “Law” (Bible) day and night.

Our Bible’s should be to us as air, water, and food. It should make us yearn for more, and make us crave just a little more time with its sweet words. It can be life-giving, life-affirming, life-correcting, and at times even life-judging. But oh, how it draws us near to the God of the Universe.

Think about that… the One who created the entire universe wrote you a handwritten letter and wants to have correspondence with you. This is not some guy across the country who wants to DM you because you’re “pretty,” but this is GOD in heaven calling to you and speaking to your very innermost being. Do you hear His words…

“I love you,” he says. “I love YOU!” “I LOVE YOU!”

“Read my love note to you, look into the lives of those I have called to me, listen and understand how you fit into my plan.” Bible study is not another activity to cram into the busy schedule of our day, instead, it should be a way of life – a state of mind we are constantly in. Won’t you join me?

Lord, as we delight and meditate on your Word we ask for insights into who you are, your character, your heavenly wisdom, and guidance on how you want us to live our lives. Keep us from wicked counsel and the attacks of the enemy. We pray that our roots stay firmly planted in you!

Information about Psalms

How many people wrote the book of Psalms? *

  • David wrote 73 Psalms. 
    • Psalms 3-9; 11-32, 34-41, 51-70, 86, 101, 103, 108, 109, 110, 122, 124, 131, 133, 138-145.
  • Asaph wrote 12 Psalms. 
    • Psalms 1 and Psalms 73–83.
  • The children of Korah wrote 11 Psalms. 
    • Psalms 43, 44-49, 84, 85, 87 and 88.
  • One by Heman the Ezrahite. 
    • Psalm 88.
  • Ethan the Ezrahite wrote 1.
    • Psalm 89.
  • Moses wrote 1 too.
    • Psalm 90.
  • So we know the authorship of 99 psalms.
    • There are 51 that have no identification of the author and are unknown.

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Comments 1

  1. Great post! I’m reading several books on the Bible and it’s importance, it’s life-giving necessity to grow in Christ. I’m in the book of Matthew right now and I never cease to be overwhelmed by who Jesus is and what He did for us.

    I’m visiting from the ‘Friday at the Fire Station’ link-up.

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