Have you ever had something on your mind and you just couldn’t stop thinking about it? Maybe you fell in love and all you thought about was that guy/girl. Or perhaps you were waiting for a video game to come out and that’s all you wanted to think about. God wants us to make Him and His commandments our meditation.
Psalm 1 speaks of a man who is blessed. In verse two it says he is blessed because, "His delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night." The word meditation means to think, ponder, muse, murmur, and speak. It simply means that you are thinking on something so much that you eventually murmur and speak it to yourself. Some meanings of meditation even get into singing. In short, God should constantly be on our minds. He should be the thing that we anticipate, we long for, we treasure, we love with all our being.
You see meditation is always associated with a reward. For Isaac, his wife came; for Joshua, he had good success; for the psalmist, he had more understanding than all his teachers. When we refrain from sin and meditate on God and His Word, we will not only grow closer to God, but also receive blessing.
Let’s ask God to teach us to meditate on His Word.
"And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper." – Psalm 1:3