O how I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day. Thy word is very pure. Therefore, thy servant loves it. -Psalm 119:97; 140
- love (desire; delight; to be fond of; covet)
- meditation (reflection; devotion; meditation; prayer)
- pure (to refine; purge away impurities; sincere)
We are to have an attitude of desiring and delighting God’s Word. It is to be our devotion for reflection, meditation and prayer. As we devote ourselves to these good things, we will be refined in character, and our impurities will be purged by the pureness of the Word. If we don’t practice the habit of daily reading the word and meditating on God’s law, then we will not know Him, and we can be subject to temptation which can easily lead astray. The Psalmist found that his appetite for the Lord grew stronger as He meditated on the word. May we all read this verse and praise the King in the same way!
Sweet Lord, I do love to study your word and delight in the truths it reveals. Your word refreshes my soul and gives me joy. It reveals your nature and your love, and with it I am your creature. Continue to work the Holy Spirit within me to beckon me to your word so that by it I may know you more intimately and love you more fully. Continue to teach me to love others, and keep me at your service. -Amen