Read Psalm 1
Focus on verse 1
Without contrast a picture is indiscernible, everything is gray. There are no contrasting shades to give the picture clarity. This indiscernible gray that hides the details of the picture has similarities to what happens when we fail to discern between right and wrong morally. We have a condition, which we diagnose when our eyes can no longer discern between black and white, or darkness and light…it is called blindness, and it seriously inhibits our ability to function in the physical world.
There is another kind of blindness that our culture seems to have mistaken for freedom. It is a spiritual blindness that sets in when we blur the lines between right from wrong. When we choose t believe the lie that morality comes from within ourselves rather than from the law of God, we become spiritually blind to truth and righteousness.
Typically this spiritual blindness does not suddenly afflict us as if someone gouged out our spiritual eyes. It is more often a progressive disease similar to cataracts that slowly cause us to lose focus so that we do not notice the difference until we find ourselves bumping into things and tripping over curbs.
There is an antidote to this spiritual blindness that is very effective. The Psalmist calls it the Law of the Lord, and he recommends that we meditate on it regularly to avoid the onset of spiritual blindness.
“Blessed is the man (or woman) …whose delight is in the law of the Lord…” (v. 2)
It helps us to see more clearly that there is a definitive contrast between wickedness and righteousness