January 28, 2009

No Time is Amiss to Meditate on God's Word

I had a reading assignment for my spiritual formation class at seminary and I had to write about how the practice of meditation on God's Word impacted me this week. It was only a one page assignment and it is due tomorrow, but it's done.

I read Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary regarding the first three verses of Psalm 1 and it spokely gently but firmly to me, regarding the need to spend quality time in prayer, meditation and study of God's Word.

In these challenging days that we are living in, there is nothing else that will be more comforting to us, nor more trustworthy than God's Holy Word, for those who have put their faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.

Psalm 1:1-3, NKJV

Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.

He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary says of Psalm 1:1-3,

"To meditate in God's word, is to discourse with ourselves concerning the great things contained in it, with close application of mind and fixedness of thought. We must have constant regard to the word of God, as the rule of our actions, and the spring of our comforts; and have it in our thoughts night and day. For this purpose no time is amiss."

Reference

Meyers, R. (2006). e-Sword. The sword of the Lord with an electronic edge (Verson 7.8) [Computer software].

Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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