Psalm 1 clearly warns us not to walk in the counsel of the wicked, stand in the path of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers but to meditate in the Law of the Lord day and night. Slowly review Psalm 1 and consider this passage in light of our public school system.
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law, he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish
Christian families are under attack in a deadly secular and godless public school system that trains our children to mock God, partake with sinners, and to adhere to the foolish wisdom of the word. Notice that the blessing is for those who avoid the ungodly counsel of wicked, sinful, scoffers. Should it not be our desire to learn from the righteous, holy, followers of Christ?
The path of a sinner includes their beliefs, attitudes, and ideologies which public school teachers and curriculum infuse into their lesson plans, lectures, and instruction every day. Why are Christian families blindly sending their children to receive instruction from teachers who have aggressive religions, political views, and morals that contradict the Bible?
I can’t think of a better application for “sit in the seat of mockers” as a public school setting where young students sit at their desks all day listening to scoffers of God, His Word, and His ways.
The way to defeat the wicked, sinful, scoffers is to train up a child in the way of the Lord by meditating on His Word day and night. The Bible requires a deep and thoughtful study. We need to ponder and marinate in the Scriptures so that when trials come we will be like solid oak trees.
Unfortunately, several Christian families have allowed their children to spend 13 years in grade school and then another 4 years in college and they wonder why their spiritual leaves wither under the pressure of teachers and professors.
There is a strong warning against judgement and perishing. It is absolutely essential to have a Psalm 1 Academic Model so that there is a strong foundation to stand firm against trials and tribulations.
Finally, any honest academic model that does not include the oldest, most historically, geographically, archaeologically, scientifically accurate, and philosophically impactful book ever written is dishonest at best and evil at worst.