Psalm 1:1-3 - The Blessing of Gods Word for the New Year.
Psalm 1:1-3: The Blessing of Gods Word for the New Year.
Psalm 1:1-3 (KJV) Blessed is the man who does not walk in the
counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat
of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his
law he meditates day and night. 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
The psalmist speaks of the person who is blessed, fortunate,
and happy. He meditates on God's Word day and night. To meditate is
to think deeply about something, to go over and over it so that it
sinks into the heart and influences the way we think, feel, and act.
Repetition helps us create habits and can transform us. Just
as repeatedly eating the right foods or consistently exercising
changes our bodies over time, so repeating a passage of Scripture and
consistently thinking about it will gradually change the way we think. And
changing the way we think will change the way we live.
Choose a verse that ministers to your soul, perhaps a promise
you want to trust in. Turn it over and over in your mind. What are
the implications of it? Let it sink into your heart. If you can make
space to meditate daily on a short portion of God's Word, you will
change your mind-set and your heart over time (Pro. 23:7). [The Daniel
Plan 365-Day Devotional]
One of the highest priorities in order to stay spiritually
fresh is to cultivate the art of Scripture meditation.
For some reason, Bible meditation has become a lost art in
our day. A survey conducted among Christians in the United States
showed that only one in ten thousand knew how to meditate on the
What, then, is the art of Scripture meditation? Is it reading
parts of the Bible as slowly as possible so that every word sinks in?
No. Is it studying a passage with the aid of a commentary so that
one understands exactly what the Scripture is saying? No. Is it
memorizing certain texts and recalling them to mind whenever one has a
spare moment? No. You can do all of these things and still not know
how to meditate.
Andrew Murray describes it as "holding the word of God in
your heart and mind until it has affected every area of your life."
My own definition is this: meditation is the process by which we
place the Word of God into the digestive system of the soul, where it
is transformed into faith and spiritual energy.
Psalm 1:2-3 paints a picture of amazing freshness and
vitality: "His delight is in the Lord's instruction, and he meditates on
it day and night. He is like a tree planted beside streams of water
that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither." What
is the secret of this amazing freshness? It is simple"meditation.
To draw from Scripture the inspiration and power we need to stay
spiritually fresh, we must do more than read it, study it, or even memorize
it"we must meditate on it.
O Father, I want so much to learn the art of meditation.
Quicken my desire to hide Your Word in my heart so that it becomes the
hidden springs of action and determines my character and my conduct. In
Jesus' name. Amen. [Every Day With Jesus Bible with Selwyn Hughes
devotional re Psa. 119:97, 99]
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
EXCELLENT SERMON ON THIS PASSAGE BY PASTOR IVAN BLAKE
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782
Prayer Made Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8VdMV26VE
Musical Devotional On Christian Living:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies: http://www.liftingupjesus.net/
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Discover Bible Studies: http://studies.itiswritten.com/discover/
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies: http://www.bibleresearch.info/
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Restoring The Power by John Bradshaw:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: