My third grade home room teacher Mrs. Mary Livingston encouraged us to memorize chapters in the Bible. I was so eager to do that I could memorize Scriptures rapidly. When we had memorized a chapter she would allow us to stand and quote the chapter. If we quoted it correctly, she would give us a half dollar. That was a lot of money for me. So, I took the challenge, learn the Psalm and got my fifty cents.
Well, the first Psalm I learned, as I recall, was the First Psalm, a Psalm written by King David.
Let me print it out for you to read, and if you are eager to memorize it, I am ready to listen.
1:1 The Way of the Righteous and the End of the Ungodly
Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so,
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the ungodly shall perish.