Meditation 101

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The Lord favors those who fear Him, those who wait for His lovingkindness. - Psalm 147: 11

Psalm 147:10 says that the Lord does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man. This is by comparison. The comparison is with a certain heart quality. There is a certain kind of heart quality that brings Him such delight that His favor is drawn towards that person.

We are drawn to the strength of the horse, in a horse race, for example. We are drawn to the display of human leg strength, in a race or a football game, for example. We are drawn towards those who display strength. We delight in them!

But do you know what is attractive to God? It is something that the weakest of us can muster; God delights in those who are willing to find their strength in Him. It draws Him to them in a special way. He is inclined to bless them, just because they have a heart that is trained to acknowledge and rely upon Him.

They may have a little delight in horse or human strength, but their heart has been trained to center on, to dwell on, to become confident of the reliability and superiority of God, relative to their daily needs. They have meditated on this: The Lord favors those who fear Him. The Lord favors those who fear Him. The Lord favors those who fear Him.

When we fail to meditate on the nature of God, revealed in His word, we tend to run on ahead of Him and experience leanness of soul. Maturing is about learning to wait for His lovingkindness—and meditating on His Word is the first step in “waiting.” May God bless your meditation!

Submitted by:
Bob Hibbing

Lifehouse Church
Decorah, Iowa

One-Year Bible Reading
Numbers 28;16-29:40
Luke 3:23-38
Psalm 62:1-12
Proverbs 11:18-19

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