Psalm 1 Genre: Psalm 1 is a reflective or meditative psalm. Here’s what that means.
Psalm 1 Genre: Not a Lament Psalm
This isn’t a psalm where you’re going to see the psalmist working through some crisis in his life. Neither are you going to see a catalog of praiseworthy attributes of the Lord.
Psalm 1 Genre: A Meditation
Psalm 1 is simply a meditation. It’s the psalmist thinking through something and expressing his thoughts and feelings for us to read. And since it’s inspired perfect Scripture, it gives us a model of how we ought to think about whatever topic it’s speaking of.
Psalm 1 Genre: Back to Psalm 1
Let’s go back to our Psalm 1 Commentary.