Oh, that I could say the same thing as the psalmist. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Word of God. I like to study it, work through it in Bible study, read about the history of it, preach on it. I use God’s Word regularly. But can I honestly say I meditate on it all day long? No.
I am struck by how much good the psalmist attributes to such intense meditation on God’s Word. The psalmist finds that he is wiser than his enemies, has more understanding than his teachers, and is wiser than those heaped with the wisdom of long years. Wonderful.
The psalmist outlines some of the disciplines he undertakes to keep a sharp focus on God’s Word: he doesn’t walk in evil ways and does not turn from God’s ordinances. The psalmist was a remarkable person.
It is hard to maintain a regimen of scripture reading and meditation. Time seems so short; the agenda of the day so urgent; we are so tired as we ready to retire for the night. Yet what a blessing it is to spend time immersed in the scriptures. In those pages we discover God’s great love for us despite our tendency to stray.
Who doesn’t need to hear again and again that we are loved?
Holy God, thank you for your life-giving Word. Amen. — DAB