“But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.” Psalm 1:2 “My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.”

Psalm 119:20

Can you recall a time when your mind and thoughts were wholly fixed on something? Before my husband and I were engaged, I spent hours upon hours thinking about the man I hoped to marry one day. It was a thrill to discover everything I could about him. 

Psalm 1 addresses the fundamental importance of meditating on “the law of the LORD,” which is the Word of God. It teaches that meditation on His Word leads to blessing. In fact, it reveals that “delighting” in God’s law and “meditating” on it go hand-in-hand. God doesn’t just want our minds; He wants our hearts.

There are many things in this world that vie for our attention. But all the other attractions pale in comparison to the eternal, true, and beautiful words of Scripture. What else could make us wise, preserve us from sin, comfort us in hardship, and free us to be the people God calls us to be? Christ invites us to the banqueting table where we can “taste and see that the LORD is good” (Psalm 34:8). When we feast on God’s Word, we are communing with Jesus Himself.

Scripture Focus

Psalm 1


Do you delight in the law of the Lord? Try to commit Scripture passages to memory. May God produce within you an appetite for His Word.

Bible In A Year

  • Jeremiah 5-6
  • Psalm 106
  • Romans 3-4