Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates both day and night. Psalm 1:1-2
Mockery means to imitate or misrepresent someone, often in a deriding, contemptuous, way. In the context of Psalm 1, “to sit in the seat” implies taking up authority or leadership, whether granted or assumed. Therefore, to sit in the seat of mockers could be understood as leading others to imitate or misrepresent someone in a deriding or contemptuous way.
The Psalmist contrasts this to delighting in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.
Where my focus lies will determine whether I am a mocker or a worshipper, a shallow thinker or a deep reflector. It will directly impact how I represent God to others.
When my eyes are on the world and its hollow wisdom, I become a mocker. I begin to misrepresent God to others. I bring contempt, not glory to His great name. I lead others to misunderstand God.
In contrast, when I delight in the law of the Lord, habitually meditating on it day and night, I become steadfast. Immovable. Anchored like a tree growing vigorously by a stream of water. I learn what God is like and I lead others to know Him. I become His authentic representative to the world.
Lord, please help me to represent you rightly by meditating daily on Your Word, letting your truth anchor me. Amen.