The Greatest Text Message | Psalm 119:97-104 | Devotional
Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts. I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word. I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me. How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
Do you ever watch those animal channels? You know when the lions are stalking the wild beasts or whatever, and then all of a sudden are on the chase. It is painful to watch (so why don’t I turn the channel?), but the lion finally drags the thing down and kills it. And then lies in front of the animal and enjoys every nutritious morsel. That, by the way, is a picture of the word “meditate.” It is used to describe a lion enjoying his prey. He takes his time. Chews the food. And looks for every piece of meat. That is an instructive picture for us when it comes to reading God’s Word.
Fast forward through the stalking, chasing, and killing part, and think about enjoying the prey part. Ever thought about reading the Bible that way? Not in a hurry. Not just to check the daily reading box. Not just because the guys in your huddle group are going to ask if you got your reading done. Not because the women in your study are keeping score. Not so you can tell your grandchildren you have read through the Bible every year since you were 35. Meditate. That’s the key concept.
So, slow down and enjoy. Think on it for a while. Oops, there’s some meat you hurried by. Better go back and get it. Keep chewing; not just in your quiet time and devo’s. Think it over on your way to work. Don’t dismiss the truth when the day gets busy. Remember this is good stuff. “Sweeter than honey.” You’re going to want to enjoy the feast all day long!