Sunday, August 3, 2014

Memorizing and Meditating on Psalm 1:6 (Plus, a prize for some of you!)

This week, we complete Psalm 1!

Waiting for the Word (Flickr)
Psalm 1:6 (NIV)
 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

Psalm 1:6 (AMP) For meditation purposes:
For the Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God’s will] shall perish (end in ruin and come to nought).

Which person mentioned in this week’s verse would you rather be? While it seems like a silly question, the continued somberness of the Psalm begs for attention. We would be wise to devote time to it while considering the choices we make.

If you’ve memorized Psalm 1 or faithfully meditated on each verse, I’d like to reward you by sending you a Christian novel or non-fiction book (by well-known authors) that I have obtained from Doug Apple, Wave 94 general manager (he often receives free books from authors for interview purposes, etc.). To be eligible, you must be subscribed to the blog (via email). Once you are subscribed (or if you are an existing subscriber), then please leave a comment on this post letting me know what type of book you would like.

Now, where do we go from here? One thing for sure is that we will keep memorizing and/or meditating on God’s Word, one verse per week!

For a while, rather than memorizing a whole Psalm, we will focus on some of my favorite verses in Psalms. (What are some of yours?)

How are you doing?

  • Did you memorize or meditate on every verse of Psalm 1? If so, be sure to let me know so I can send you your free Christian novel or non-fiction book.
  • Has spending time on Psalm 1 helped you change some of your choices or priorities?
  • What are your favorite verses in the book of Psalms? What makes them your favorite?


  1. Well I haven't memorized it yet, but now that I know there is a prize in it I'm going for the gold! :) I don't know why I keep forgetting.

  2. Barbara, I'm sorry I haven't responded sooner. I am having trouble with my Internet connection.
    To be honest I'm still working on some of the verses myself! ;)
    Thanks again for participating.
    Let me know when I should send the book!

  3. I think I have actually memorized all of Psalms chapter 1! I would never have even tried it had you not challenged us. I was finally able to stick with it and I did like Doug said he does and I didn't concern myself with the verse numbers. I remember as a child I had set out to memorize Genesis chapter one and I did that the same way (without the verse numbers). I think it makes it a lot easier. Can I have a cherry or raspberry sucker with my book for good measure, or is that pushing it? :)

    1. I am so proud of you, Barbara! May I put your comment on the Tips to Memorizing Scripture tab? I think it will help others memorize more verses.

      I will try to find a cherry or raspberry sucker to send with the book. Good job!!

  4. Yes, you certainly may put my comment on the Tips tab, and I am so excited about my book and cherry or raspberry sucker (and probably more so about the sucker, since I don't know what the book will be about) :) although I am sure it will be great... :) but it is hard to be a good sucker. :)


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