In this lab, John Piper studies the first song in Jesus’s hymnbook to show us that happiness that is not permanent is not a joy that is truly satisfying.
Some questions to ask as you read and study Psalm 1:
- Do you consider yourself blessed? What does blessing mean to you?
- What does Psalm 1 have to say about the blessed person and the wicked person? What are their ends?
- How would you summarize Psalm 1 in one sentence? Watch the lab. Do you agree with John Piper’s one-sentence summary?
Principle for Bible Reading
Summarize in One Sentence
It is often telling if we understand something by whether or not we can summarize it succinctly. Striving to summarize a section, a chapter, or a whole book of the Bible can expose our comprehension and sharpen our thinking.