Blessed is the mana
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2but his delight is in the lawb of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
The Psalmist opens up this book with a principle that is, in my opinion, the most effective tool in our development in walk with Christ. In the second verse the author says that the man who “meditates” day and night on the Word of God is blessed. While the verse is clear already in the English, the Hebrew word for meditates that the author uses gives us a more vivid picture to his desired intent. The word shows this image of a person chewing on food, and breaking down the food before swallowing. We are not only to read His Word, but we are meant to let the Word of God dwell in our minds daily, and memorize God’s precious Word. His Word is to be food for our souls and we are to delight in it. As a person would chew and eat after fasting for a couple of days, is how God’s people should “chew” and meditate on His Word. We must hunger and thirst for His Word and week after His precious truths.