“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.” Psalm 1:2
I was recently talking with a friend about how easy it is to allow the most important things in life to get put to the side. I can think of a few: saying I’m sorry, doing your chores, spending time with those who are most important to you. And then, there is one thing that for me this morning that stands out above all the rest; delighting in God’s law.
It would be really interesting to take a survey among Christians regarding the amount of time we spend delighting in God’s law. There are some amazing promises attached to those who will delight in God and His word. I encourage you to find those promises and spend some time thinking about them; feel free to start with Psalm 1:3.
How does this apply to talking to people about Jesus? Great question! Not only do people need to know that Jesus can save them from their sins, but that God expects us to delight in Him! I don’t know that most Christians are aware of this. But it’s true! God wants and expects His children to delight in Him! The question is, how do we delight in Him? Answer (look at the end of verse 2), by meditating on His word day and night so that we can be careful to obey it (Joshua 1:8). When we decide to think about God’s word in such a way so that it leads us to obey His word, then we are actually delighting in Him!
In a family Bible study that I was doing with my wife and boys, my youngest son pointed out this verse (Psalm 1:2) and said, “for those who already have a relationship with Jesus, I can tell them that this will strengthen it.” Amen! Christians need to hear about strengthening their relationship with Jesus by meditating on His word so that they can obey it; then they will be delighting in Jesus!
My encouragement for you this week: Go encourage someone to meditate on God’s word while you make a choice to do the same!
As Christians do this, our hearts will hunger for more of Jesus and we will be compelled to tell others about Him! Don’t allow this to be pushed to the side of things to do! There are millions of people dying in our world without a relationship with our Savior.
Have a great week talking about and delighting in Jesus!