“but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:2, ESV)
Our verse of the week is a continuation of Psalm 1:1. Psalm 1:1 introduced the man who is blessed. Psalm 1:2 takes it a step further and informs us that the man who is blessed is one whose thoughts are continually upon the Word of God.
Meditation is a natural part of life. For example – worry is mediation. It is churning negative thoughts over and over in our mind. The question is not so much if we meditate. It is more about what we meditate upon.
In Psalm 1:2 we are directed to meditate on Word. It is God’s Word that guides and directs us in life. God’s Word lays out a path to experience fulfillment. It gives us truth when we are surrounded by the lies of our culture.
That’s why I put out the memorization challenge. We memorize God’s Word so that we can call upon it at any moment. In other words, we can meditate upon it. It is hard to meditate on something we are unfamiliar with.
In the moment of doubt, God’s Word will build faith. In the moment of uncertainty, it will create confidence. In the moment of despair, it will offer hope. In the moment of covetousness, it will move you towards contentment.
There is blessing in meditating upon God’s Word because there is power in God’s Word. When we meditate on God’s Word, there is a good chance when the critical moment comes, we will respond by doing the right thing. We will do the right thing, because we know the right thing. And we will never regret doing the right thing.