His delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. Psalm 1:2
Some foods just naturally go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Navy beans and ham hocks. Chocolate and, well, anything! There’s something unique however, about the pairing of creamed tomatoes and noodles (or crackers). According to Baba, “The longer it sets, the better it gets.” The creamed tomatoes were poured generously over crackers so that the juice would soak into every morsel. Such a simple meal that I enjoy just a much today as I did at her table.
The study of Scripture works much the same way. To delight in the law of the Lord is to partake of it generously and allow it to soak into our spirits. Our goal should not be to read as much as we can or as quickly as we can. Delight takes time as we soak up a verse, a phrase or a word sometimes.
We can spend day and night worrying about all the what-ifs of our life, and we can hang onto a grudge for days without end. What if, however, the thing we dwelled on was the goodness of God? What if it wasn’t worry but wonder that captivated us?
To meditate on Scripture is to read it over and over, allowing it to penetrate our minds. It’s to read it slowly and out loud, emphasizing a different word with each reading. It’s to ponder. To delight in the law of the Lord is to know that the longer it sets, the better it gets.
I want to work on this, so that reading the Bible isn’t just another item on my daily to-do list. I want to delight in it daily and meditate on it, no matter what my day holds. Join me!
Creamed Tomatoes over Toast or Biscuits: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/684/Creamed-Tomatoes73359.shtml