Delight in the Law of the Lord

tree on the WordBut his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night” (Psalm 1:2).

Meditating on God’s Word is a Christian duty. Every godly individual take pleasure in this daily practice. Thus he becomes conversant with Holy Scriptures.

How do you approach the Holy Scriptures? With what sort of feelings do you view it?  Let joy be your first emotion when you think of God’s Word. You must read His Word and yield to its counsels with great enthusiasm. In Psalms 119:47-48, the psalmist declared, “And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.” Likewise, the prophet Jeremiah affirmed, “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts” (Jeremiah 15:16).

He who rejoices in God’s law will be greatly affected by its wisdom and power. “He shall be like a tree planted by rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season” (v.3). His life shall be rooted in the richest of soils; he shall never lack resources; his soul shall delight itself in divine favour and great fruitfulness. In Psalm 119:92, the psalmist testifies, “Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.”

So may we also say, “I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart” (Psalm 40:8).

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