PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 1
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Blessed is the one who… meditates on his law day and night..” (Psalm 1:1-2)
For the Old Covenant believer the Moses Law was the heart of their faith.
As followers of Jesus, Jesus is the heart of our faith, and we focus on him.
Jesus is not different from the Law, but goes deeper and further than the Law.
He shows us the full extent of love for God and neighbour.
To meditate on Jesus is to set our minds on his life, and how he loved.
Day and night he walked in the way of God’s love, and we want to do this too.
The more we meditate on the Jesus Way, the more it will become a part of us.
“The mind governed by the Spirit (of Jesus) is life and peace.” (Romans 8:6)
This is the fruit of the Spirit of Jesus, yielding itself in us in due season.
The Spirit of Jesus produces this fruit, but we have to do our part as well.
It is not enough to meditate on Jesus, we need to “walk in step” (Psalm 1:1) with him.
“Since we live by the Spirit (of Jesus), let us keep in step with the Spirit (of Jesus).” (Galatians 5:25)
Is my constant focus to know and to walk in step with Jesus and his Way?
When this is our focus, the Lord watches over us on the way, helping us to flourish!
Lord, I want to focus on your love day and night, so it will flourish in me day and night. As I meditate on your life, and take steps in your direction, help me to flourish with your love, joy, peace…