The Book of Blessed

I was “flipping” through my files yesterday, and ran across the below short chapter of a project I dreamed up in 2008: a 150 chapter project. All I ended up writing at the time was about four and a half chapters, of which this is the first. So here it is as a teaser.

Psalm 1

1    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2    But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3    And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4    The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5    Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6    For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.


This is the story, the saga of one man, though it involves the stories of many. This is a very peculiar man.

His name is Blessed.  Blessed does not walk, he does not stand, he does not sit.  He delights in the law of the Lord.  He meditates day and night.

His home is a tree.  The tree is planted by Rivers of Water.  It is a fruit tree.  We will find out what type of fruit sometime later.

There are other points of geography in his world.  There are places called Counsel of the Ungodly and Seat of the Scornful.  The main road connecting them is the Way of Sinners.

Other places of note are the Judgment, and the Congregation of the Righteous.  The main road connecting them is the Way of the Righteous.  The Lord who rules these lands puts good portions of tax money into maintaining the Way of the Righteous.  The other main road, the Way of the Ungodly, he cut off maintenance funds for years ago, with the intention that it no longer be used, though many people still seem to use its rough and warn surface, perhaps because it is bigger and wider than the Way of the Righteous.

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