Psalm 119:27

Psalm 119:27

“Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.”

The Psalmist is petitioning God for a deeper grasp of the practical meaning of His word. Blind obedience is not ideal. Following the Lord because we know His ways are better brings him glory, and us satisfaction.

This is not a request to better understand prophecies and mysteries not revealed in God’s word. The precepts referenced are the everyday steps taken to live out scripture. Notice the importance of chewing on these ways of the Lord. Mediation on tiny bits of God’s word can be very fruitful, and gives us the proper perspective of our smallness and His bigness.

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Psalm 119:15

Psalm 119:15

“I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.”

So often for Christians, our struggle with joy comes down to simply forgetting God’s promises in Christ. This verse reminds us of the importance of disciplining our minds to focus on the Lord. And it’s not simply during our time in the word and in prayer each morning. Meditating and considering is more long-term.

Take time to meditate and consider God’s word today. Psalm 119 is a great chapter of the bible on which to meditate. A verse as simple as this one should stir a remembrance of what Christ has done, what He is doing, and what He will do. Think about those things today throughout the day, and fix your hope on things eternal. This things of this world are fleeting, and will not last.