“Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.” Psalm 1[19:97]
Have you ever noticed that you spend a lot of time thinking about the things you love? If you love to fish, you spend time thinking about fishing. If you love to cook, you spend time thinking about cooking. If you love your children, you spend time thinking about your kids. What occupies the majority of your thoughts?
The writer of Psalm 119 loves the words of God and he shows his love by meditating on the words of God all day. The Word of God is his passion and it has a prominent place in the Psalmist’s life. The law invades every area of his life.
God gave us His Word to guide us. Psalm 1[19:10]5 says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” On a daily basis, we make thousands of decisions and God’s Word can help us navigate those decisions. God also gave us His Word to guard us. Psalm 1[19:11] says, “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” God’s Word helps us avoid sin.
Matthew Henry, a 17th Century Pastor, reminds us that “a good man carries his Bible with him, if not in his hands, than in his head and in his heart.” God’s Word is to be read, thought about, and allowed to infiltrate our thoughts and affections. Do you allow God’s Word into your mind and heart?
Dear Lord, thank you for giving me Your Word through the Bible. Help me to give Your Word a more prominent place in my life. Amen.
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