The Word of God-Is It Your Delight?



“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.”  Psalm 1:2

If we were watching ‘The $100,000 Pyramid’ game show, and the category was “The Bible” … what clues would you expect to be offered?

Perhaps your list might include:

  • Rules
  • Dos and Don’ts
  • Legalism

Some people might even add:

  • Drudgery
  • Unattainable
  • Oppressive

The writer of Psalms would use this word: DELIGHT.

Our attitude towards the Word of God provides great insight into our relationship with God Himself. While we humans may sort ourselves into an ever-increasing number of categories and sub-categories, the Psalmist has a binary classification: the righteous and the wicked. Have you pondered in which category you belong? And even more importantly, what reasons can you provide to place yourself there?

One good indicator of your spiritual status of whether you can be counted among the righteous or wicked is your attitude toward the Word of God.

When you think of the Bible, does the word delight come to mind? Would you like it to?

Why not make it your prayer that God would transform your attitude and deeply-rooted associations … and substitute delight as your new mindset (and heart-set) when you think of the Bible?


Laura Macfarlan