Whatever delights us always captures our attention, and it will dominate our thought life. When we delight in the Lord and in His Word, our mind is filled with His truth and captivated by His glory. In Psalm 119, delighting in God’s Word, meditating on God’s Word, and loving God’s Word are all found together. These traits should also be found together in our hearts and lives. We must take the time to be holy!
This doesn’t mean that it will always be easy, however. Think of it this way: which is easier–to make your bed when you get up in the morning, or to leave it unmade? Which is easier–to wash and wax your car, or leave it dirty? The easiest choices in life always reflect the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which says that processes tend toward disorder over time without a fresh infusion of energy. Things wind down and wear out over time. Though our life in Christ is eternal, if we fail to delight ourselves in God’s Word and maintain spiritual disciplines, we will drift toward spiritual disorder.
If you find yourself drifting spiritually, submit yourself to God and delight yourself in His Word. We need His Word! If ever we feel that we can ignore our daily time with Christ in His Word, then this psalm is what we need to read. It tells us that we need a heart that seeks after God. If our heart is seeking God in His Word and through fellowship, then our feet will not stray from Him.
For more, read Psalm 119:1-176