- If someone asked you what you hoped would be the lasting memory of your life on earth – your legacy – what would you say?
- This week, we conclude our series on Psalm 1, “Rooted.” Begin your study by asking God to speak to you through the Scripture. Read the Psalm 1 out loud.
- When you hear the word ‘wicked’, what comes into your mind? What is the description of wickedness that we see in Psalm 1? Give attention to the entire Psalm as you consider this.
- Psalm 1:4-5 draws particular attention to the ways that wickedness does not endure, but is passing. What do you think this means, both in relation to our temporal and eternal life?
- At times, it seems like those who do wrong prosper in our world while those who do the right thing actually suffer. Psalm 73 offers a helpful approach to this topic from a devotional perspective. You may want to take some time to prayerfully read Psalm 73 once or twice as a means of worship in the face of the challenges of our world.
- Verse 6 brings a stark contrast between the way of the wicked and the way of the righteous. How would you describe this? You may want to read Jesus’ words in Matthew 7:13-14 or Paul’s words inColossians 3:1-17 as a further comment on this contrast.
- What is one particularly meaningful Scripture passage for you and why? If you are in a small group, discuss this together. If you are on your own, then perhaps you could write down some thoughts on this.
[Next week: We will begin a new series entitled “The Name” looking at Moses’ conversation with the Living God in Exodus 3-4. Prepare for next week’s message by reading that passage ahead of time.]