Some Pleasures Never Get Boring

Psalm 1:1–6


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:

  1. Do you consider yourself blessed? What does blessing mean to you?
  2. What does Psalm 1 have to say about the blessed person and the wicked person? What are their ends?
  3. How would you summarize Psalm 1 in one sentence? Watch the lab. Do you agree with John Piper’s one-sentence summary?

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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.