1 Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does he prospers.
God's Law is God's Torah, his Word. The one blessed by God (verse 1), who is like a flourishing and fruitful tree (verse 3), is the one who delights in God's Word and meditates upon it. This person treasures and cherishes God's Word.
But you might say to yourself, I don't find much delight in God's Word. It's more duty than delight. What do I do?
- Get started. Read the Bible daily. Taste it! Reading God's Word can be an acquired taste. The delighting grows with the tasting.
- Ask God to give you a delight. As with all things, depend upon God to change you.
- Make sure that when you read the Bible your focus is to connect with God, to hear from God, to meet with God. Go beyond the page to the Person.
Taste and see that the Lord is good!