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I Will Meditate on Your Precepts

October 14, 2014

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I Will Meditate  on Your Precepts

Christian meditation  is thinking  about God’s word  and applying it  to our daily lives.     It is learning about God  —  the depths  of His love  for us  —  His marvelous plan  of salvation  through faith  in Christ Jesus  — the goodness  of His way  of being  —  and so much more.     All of this learning  is done by opening up God’s word,  reading it,  and taking the time  to really digest it.

Digesting God’s word  can be compared  to eating the food  we need  in order  to live.     If we eat only junk food  and practically gobble it whole,  we will ruin our health  and damage our digestive system.     In order  to maintain our health,  and get the nutrition we need,  we eat good,  healthy foods;  and we chew them well,  so that our bodies  can absorb  all the nutrients we need.

Spiritual junk food includes every sort  of false doctrine  and false belief system.     God’s word is the truly good, spiritual food  we need,  in order learn  to know  our Creator,  Sustainer,  Redeemer  —  and to live rightly.     In referring  to the goodness  of God’s word,  Psalm 119:15  says,

I will meditate  on Your precepts
And regard  Your ways.

The psalmist promises to read,  study,  and digest  God’s word  —  “I will meditate  on Your precepts”.     He is not paying any attention  to the idolatrous religions  around him  —  the junk religions.     He just wants the proven truths  of the LORD.     And,  he promises  to “regard  Your ways”  —  that is  to have a healthy respect  for God’s ways.

King David also wanted  to stick only  to the truths  of God  and not get side-tracked  with false doctrines,  so he prayed in Psalm 19:14,

Let the words  of my mouth  and the meditation  of my heart
Be acceptable  in Your sight,
O LORD,  my rock  and my Redeemer.

God is not pleased  with those  who imagine  they are religious,  but are taking part  in all sorts  of falsehoods  —  heathen meditation practices  —  self-righteous works  —  and a denial  of Jesus’ sacrificial love.     If we want our faith  to “be acceptable”  in God’s sight,  we need  to stick  to the truths  of salvation  through Christ Jesus alone.     In every teaching  in God’s word,  we need  to be as Paul advises  in 1 Corinthians 14:20,

Brethren,  do not be children  in your thinking;  yet  in evil  be infants,  but in your thinking  be mature.

We need  to grow up  and take the importance  of our spiritual health  and eternal salvation seriously.      There is only one way  to heaven  as Jesus says  in Matthew 7:14,

The gate is small  and the way  is narrow  that leads  to life,  and there are few  who find it.

This small gate  and narrow way  is faith  in Christ’s sacrifice  on the cross.       These are the teachings  —  the “precepts”  —  that we need  to “meditate on”  —  digest  —  and “be mature”  in.

Enjoying God’s word,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  it is so good  to think on  —  to meditate on  —  the wonders  of Your eternal word.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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