But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night
(Psalm 1:2, NKJV)
I love the Psalms. I find that I read that particular book of the Bible more than any other. It is a collection of sacred hymns that instruct, encourage, enlighten, extol…and yes, at times correct and chastise. But aren’t you glad the Psalms start off with a description of what it is to be truly blessed?
The very first verse in that very first Psalm tells us a man is blessed when he follows wise, godly counsel. Verse two then goes on to say that a blessed man finds his delight in God’s law, meditating on it day and night. The two verses connect perfectly, for how can anyone walk in wise counsel without first being aware of God’s law as written in the Scriptures?
The world attempts to overwhelm us with loud voices, clamoring for our attention. We are inundated with political views, psychological theories, even investment tips. Some sound wiser than others, but if they aren’t rooted in the ultimate truth of God’s Word, they contain temporal wisdom at best. It is God’s law, spoken and written by Him, that alone holds the universe together and alone will last into eternity.
I want to be blessed, don’t you? That means we must read and memorize and meditate on what God says is right and true—and then live accordingly. When we do that, verse 3 of that same Psalm promises we will be like deep-rooted trees—strong and unshakeable, prospering in whatever God calls us to do or be. And that, my friends, is what will enable us to pass on God’s blessings to others.
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