Psalm 1:2 “But his delight is in the law of the LORD,”
[Your Word is so delightful, Lord, so full of rich glimpses of your Majesty, insights into your marvelous character, demonstrations of your might and holiness, displays of your wisdom, grace and righteous wrath against sin.
Your Word has all that we need to know you and to know how to live. It is deep, powerful, revealing and convicting. “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Heb. 4:12).
As we delve into it, you use it to delve into us, convicting us of the next sin we need to repudiate. As we dig in through memorization and meditation, you lead us into an endless discovery of gems of wisdom and treasures of truth. These make our lives rich and spiritually powerful, leading us to being glory-givers, wholehearted worshipers and grace receivers and givers–all of which leads to more delighting in your Word.
It is not hard to delight in your Word: we just need to spend time there and divest ourselves of the taste for the ashes of the world and get used to the rich, heady fare of your Truth!]
“and on his law he meditates day and night.”
[To internalize your Word by memorizing and meditating on it is wonderful. It is a marvelous privilege to be permeated with your Truth, to think as you do, to set our hearts and minds on things above, to be able to say “Whom have I in heaven but you, and earth has nothing I desire besides you.” (Ps. 73:25).
To meditate on your Word day and night results in having a Teflon-like cover for our mind and heart, coating them with Truth, so the mud of the world does not stick, and is daily washed away by the water of the Word.
When we memorize, personalize and pray through your Word, the Holy Spirit works powerfully to transform, to undo and redo, to break and reshape in the image of Christ. He opens our eyes to new things, He replaces human thought with His thoughts, natural responses with supernatural ones, selfishness with God centeredness, lust with worship.
Lord, to have your Word in my mind through memorization, in my heart through personalizing it, in my will through praying it—this means that all through the day I can think on your Word, measure my motives, my thoughts and my words by it, reject what is natural, choose what is of you.
As I daily meditate and pray through the armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-18 and the prayers of 3:16-19, and other verses, you take me down into a greater and more glorious understanding, into deeper and more dynamic insights. You work more widely and powerfully in the renewing of my soul. You manifest yourself more and more in my life.
Praise be to you for the great privilege of meditation on your Word, thereby knowing, living with, walking with, and working with the King of Creation, the Lord of Love, the God of Goodness. I praise you, I exalt you, I glorify you. May you be magnified in my life today so that people also meet you when they meet me and that you may be more honored.]