But his delight is in the law of the LORD and in His law he meditates day and night. (Psalm 1:2)
IS your delight in the Law of the LORD? The Hebrew word for it is also translated as: pleasure, desire, please, purpose, and care. Two well known verses show how this word is used in other parts of Scripture:
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. (Proverbs 3:15)
But the LORD was pleased to crush Him, putting Him to grief; if He would render Himself as a guilt offering, he will see His offspring, he will prolong His days, and the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand. (Isaiah 53:10)
So what is it we are delighting, desiring, and pleased about? The torah—which is Hebrew for law.
Not only must we delight in the law, but we meditate on it. Meditate is a colorful word; it means to moan, growl, utter, muse, mutter, devise, plot, speak, to roar, groan, and imagine.
One ancient saint translated it as chatter, much like the birds. Is the Law of the Lord something we talk and chatter about; but unlike the birds we do it day and night. Do we roar the word at night, much like the lions? Do we mutter, growl and moan when we wrestle with it until we find a blessing? Do we devise and plot ways to extract its meanings and applications?
The young lions roar after their prey and seek their food from God. (Psalm 104:21)
The eyes of all look to You, and You give them their food in due time. (Psalm 145:15)
Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4)
All these actions we should carry out day and night. We meditate on the Word during the day, so that men might see our good works. We meditate on it throughout the night so we do no deeds that are dark or are done in darkness.
Let your de-light shine!