I have recently been listening to the Bible talks given at CMS Summer School by Andrew Shead, and his talk on Psalm 1 got me thinking…
Psalm 1:1 Oh, the joys of those who do not
follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners,
or join in with mockers.
2 But they delight in the law of the Lord,
meditating on it day and night.
As someone turns away from a life of wickedness and godlessness, they instead, head down the path of joy. This other way of life is different, and it is filled with a delight in the law of the Lord, which, for us is the Bible.
But this part right here, “delight in the law of the Lord” got me thinking: do I ‘delight’ in God’s law, his instruction, his word?
Do I love to spend time with God in his word?
“Yes, yes, yes!” is how I know I should answer the question, but sometimes my mornings sound like a bit more of a :“no, no, no, you are too busy!”
If I had two extra hours in my day, would I even consider spending them in God’s word or would I fill it with my other delights like sleep and YouTube?
I don’t know about you, but I have been through different seasons when it comes to delighting in God’s word.
Sometimes it the favourite part of my day! But other times it can remain forgotten about, like an old zucchini in the fridge.
My point here is not to condemn us, but to help us realise that as sinful people we need help!
The path of joy is a path paved by God’s own word, because it is the means by which we can know him.
And, nobody wants us to delight in God’s word more than God himself!
So if you are reading this, and would love to delight in God’s word, spend more time the Bible, and know God more, then why don’t you ask him for help right now?
There is nobody else who can help you delight in the scriptures more than God himself!
Thanks be to our self-revealing, heart-changing, joy-bringing God!
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