“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.”
Where are you getting your counsel from? Whom are you putting in your path? And who do you make it a habit to sit among?
Those whom we make our friends will have the greatest influence on us, for either good or bad. Even if we have good influences we can still at times get bad counsel from well-meaning people. So where should your counsel come from and what should you go to for advice? Meditating in the Word of God is the best place for you to find the counsel that you need, the path that you should take and the companionship that you crave.
Our best friend should be the Lord, and we communicate with Him through meditating in His Word day and night. Biblical Meditation is not like the modern definition of meditation. It is not emptying your mind of all that you can, rather it is filling your mind with all that you can of God’s Word. The Hebrew word for meditation literally means “to talk with oneself”. It was also used to describe how a cow “chews the cud”. When a cow chews the cud it eats grass, throws it back up, eats it again then throws it back up again…. only to eat it again. This is part of a cow’s digestive process and it is a good analogy of how to meditate in God’s Word. We take in what we read, we think on it, chew it up and pull it apart, then we throw it back out and do it all over again.
If you want to know what it is to be blessed, to be like a tree planted by the waters bringing forth fruit despite the droughts of life, then you will have to learn the art of Biblical Meditation. Those things that we delight in are easy to think on, so when you find that it is easy to meditate on the Word you will know that it has become your delight. If you’re tired of being dry and not bearing fruit then it is time to start meditating in the Word.