Delight in His Word ~

His delight in in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.       Psalms 1:2


Meditation is simply a form of focus, what we are giving attention to. The Hebrew word meditate means to speak, or mutter or muse.   Our minds attend to thoughts, words, and feelings on a continual basis.  We are constantly processing data in our souls.  The Psalmist declared his delight was in the law of the Lord with the promise of a fruitful and prosperous life. 


The law held instructions to attain righteousness which in turn enabled people to inherit the blessing of God.  If they did - He did.  The law was, and continues to be, unable to touch the heart of man where all desire flows from.  When we view the word as a system of rules and regulations there will be no delight in; now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due, Romans 4:4.


With a new heart, there is a new hunger.  There is delight and joy from learning and knowing who the Father is and what He delights in.  We are filled with this insatiable hunger to know Him and desire the sincere milk of the word to grow.  


If we meditate daily upon the word, Proverb 6:22 says the word guides us, it watches over us when we sleep and talks to us when we are awake.  It’s the Holy Spirit’s job to bring to our remembrance all things that Jesus has said.


Christianity is not to be drudgery. It is our system of truth that enables each of us to live abundantly in the Kingdom of God. Meditating in the word is suppose to be a delight. Jeremiah declared ~ Your words were found and I did eat them and they became the joy and rejoicing of my heart! Jeremiah 15:16. 


Let us delight in His commands! Let us love them. Let us honor them and let us meditate on His decrees, Psalm 119:47.48, and know that in giving place to His word we are blessed.