Psalm 1:1-6


Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked,

or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers;

but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night.

They are like trees planted by streams of water,

which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither.

In all that they do, they prosper.


The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, 

nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

for the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, 

but the way of the wicked will perish.


This fairly self-evident psalm begins the psaltery with a clear statement distinguishing the righteous and the wicked. It is a basic tenet of spiritual metaphysics that we draw to ourselves life experiences according to our choices; fear-based ('evil') choices create negativity, and love-based ('righteous') choices create experiences that are positive and rewarding.