1A person will be truly happy if he doesn’t follow the advice of bad people and doesn’t live like sinners and doesn’t feel at home with people who don’t respect God. 2A good person loves the Lord’s teachings. He thinks about them day and night. 3So that person becomes strong like a tree planted by streams of water He is like a tree that makes fruit at the right time. He is like a tree with leaves that don’t die. Everything he does is successful. 4But bad people are not like that. Bad people are like chaff that the wind blows away. 5If good people gather together to decide a court case, then bad people will be proved guilty. Those sinners will not be judged innocent. 6Why? Because the Lord protects good people, but destroys bad people.