The Books of the Bible The Writings for Kids | Page 3

8   Day 1  •  P sa lm s, pa rt 1 Instead, the law of the Lord gives them joy. They think about his law day and night. That kind of person is like a tree that is planted near a stream of water. It always bears its fruit at the right time. Its leaves don’t dry up. Everything godly people do turns out well. Sinful people are not like that at all. They are like straw that the wind blows away. When the Lord judges them, their life will come to an end. Sinners won’t have any place among those who are godly. The Lord watches over the lives of godly people. But the lives of sinful people will lead to their death. Psalm 2 Why do the nations plan evil together? Why do they make useless plans? The kings of the earth rise up against the Lord. The rulers of the earth join together against his anointed king. “Let us break free from their chains,” they say. “Let us throw off their ropes.” The God who sits on his throne in heaven laughs. The Lord makes fun of those rulers and their plans. When he is angry, he warns them. When his anger blazes out, he terrifies them. He says to them, “I have placed my king on my holy mountain of Zion.” I will an­nounce what the Lord has prom­ised. He said to me, “You are my son. Today I have become your father. Ask me, and I will give the nations to you. All nations on earth will belong to you.