Have you ever noticed that when you are spending an inordinate amount of time watching Hallmark movies over the holidays that you tend to see all the possibilities for happily ever after endings in the world around you? Or when you get sucked into a crime drama you suddenly start sensing the dangers lurking in the shadows? I don’t know if this is true for you; maybe it’s just me. What I do know is that what we meditate on has a direct correlation to the condition of our hearts and our perspectives on the world. It impacts the way we relate to others, how we engage with the world, and how we view our Creator King. These two wisdom psalms remind us of the importance of walking in the way of the Lord and recognizing the glory of His handiwork and Word.
We have a multitude of options to choose from when it comes to pastimes…most of which are wonderful in moderation. However, as the psalmists reminds us, there is one thing that we should meditate on day and night, in which we should delight…the law of the Lord. We are blessed to have the ability to witness the glory of God in all His creation around us, if we just take the time to open our eyes and hearts. We are provided with the gift of His Word, if we just take the time to become students of it. As we set out to meet the goals we’ve set for ourselves in this new year, let’s take the time to truly evaluate the priority we place on spending time in the Word, to growing in our relationship with our Father, and delighting in His glory. That we would view the world around us with the filter of His grace and mercy, finding opportunities daily to rejoice in the gospel and share it with others. That this would be our most prominent goal.