Psalm 1:2-3 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate 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 prosper.
Our society delights in many things. I think of how much we delight in our food. There is a plethora of cooking shows, blogs, social media sites, culinary arts schools, and much more. We used to eat to live. Now many live to eat! Many delight in today’s media. Whether social media, email, television, or movies, the amount of time people spend daily, infatuated with today’s media, proves their delight in it. We could talk about cars, houses, careers, money, physical fitness, beauty and cosmetics, and more that people delight in today.
Delighting in the things above might make one successful in the world’s eyes. But God’s formula for success is found elsewhere. He says a successful man is one whose “delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law doth he meditate day and night.” The question this morning is “do I delight in God’s law?” Do I delight more in a sizzling ribeye that comes off the grill and onto my plate? Do I delight in cosmetic accessories more than in reading and receiving from God’s word? Do I receive more delight in the newest iOS or Android device than in meditating on God’s Word?
Successful living will not, cannot be found in these things. It will be found in delighting myself in God’s law. Do we read it daily? Do we read it with the intent and expectation of receiving something? Do our thoughts ponder on God’s Word throughout the day? Let the Word’s of the Psalmist ring true today when he said, “Oh, how I love thy law. It is my meditation all the day.”