But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. (Ps 1:2)
Do you find delight in the Bible? This Psalmist declares that he delights in the word so much that he meditates upon it and thinks about it all of the time—literally!
Most of us can find delight in our children; or in a certain sports team; or a wonderful movie . . . even a favorite meal. But have we trained our appetite in such a way that we derive great pleasure from reading the word and meditating upon it?
We can prime ourselves to love and rejoice in God’s word by drawing closer to God. That can be achieved through prayer, praise and worship, and simply quietly listening for His voice and His wisdom to be imparted to us after we have spent time in the word.
After accustoming ourselves with the word, and receiving answered prayer because of praying according what we know the word says, then we will definitely begin to have a deep appreciation for God’s word.
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. (Ps 37:4)
As for the saints who are on the earth, “They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.” (Ps 16:3)
As Psalm 16:3 says, God delights in His saints and God notices when we delight in His word and in Him! When we delight in Him, he gives us the desires of our heart.
Note: This is a copy of our blog article dated 05/18/2017.