Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) said…

Frightful this is in a sense, but it is true, and every one who has merely some little knowledge of the human heart can verify it: there is nothing to which a man holds so desperately as to his sin (From: Three Discourses at the Communion on Fridays – 1849).

Ps 1: 1 Blessed is the man (whose) … 2 delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.

When we consider the words of Ps 1 again, we acknowledge the fact that we are creating categories.  The lives of those who find their delight in the Word of God are in focus.  Different Psalmists express this focus.  I said to the LORD, You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing (Ps 16:2) ... I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches (Ps 119:14). 

On the other hand, the wicked, sinners and mockers turned their backs on God’s words.  They are uprooted!  The biggest mistake we can make is to think that they are the extra bad people of our society.  This is not the case.  Kierkegaard emphasised that we desperately hold on to our sin.  This is what the Bible also says:  The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one (Ps 14:2,3).  All of us have lost our relationship with God (Rom 3:20-23). 

No, that is not true.  There is one Righteous person, but God treated him as a wicked sinner.  For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God (1 Pet 3:18).  Now we are righteous (2 Cor 5:21).  The relationship is restored!  In Christ, our lives have roots, new meaning, and new stability.  This is the gospel!

Prayer: Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you (Ps 73:25)