Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
What do you think when you read or hear the words of our Bible reading for today? The Psalmist said that he loved God’s Word and that he meditates on it all day long. Does that cause a twinge of guilt to arise in your heart? Does it make you think about those times when you have not loved what the Bible had to say about the way you are to live your life? Does it make you think about how little you think about what God says in his Word? The truth is, no one loves all of what the Bible says all the time, and no one thinks about God’s Word as often as they ought.
No one, that is, except Jesus. Jesus loved every single aspect of God’s Word. Jesus perfectly meditated on what God says—every single moment of every single day. And he did this, not just for his own benefit but for yours. The Bible says that Jesus gives you his perfect life as a gift even as he took all of your sins on himself when he died on the cross.
Isn’t that great!? It makes you want to thank him, doesn’t it? How can you thank him? By listening to what he says in his Word and living the way he instructs you there. And, you will discover that the more you read and listen to what he says in the Bible, the more you will fall in love with what he says. You, too, will want to meditate on it all day long.
Dear Jesus, I praise you that God has declared me holy in his sight on the basis of your perfect life for me. Free me from all that stands between me and you, so that I may meditate upon your word all day long. Amen.