If you are familiar with the Psalms, you know the idea of “blessed” is a key word throughout the entire collection.
As well, this specific phrase is how Psalm 1 begins. The thoughts expressed throughout the first Psalm have great significance when applied to leadership.
First, leaders need to be careful where they go and who they listen to regarding their leadership. They must not walk in the counsel of the wicked, stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers.
Second, the true heart and success of spiritual leadership is the result of following the path provided by God in His word. Notice how the Psalmist emphasizes the delight, meditation and resulting prosperity that follows the one who is deeply rooted in God’s law.
Third, considering the contrasts of this Psalm also indicates the consequences of impending judgment for those who fail to follow the way of righteousness.
Leaders have a unique opportunity when leading others on the right path. The responsibility is great, but the rewards of a fruitful life and eternal prosperity make the responsibility worth it all.