Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Some thoughts on Psalm 1:2


"But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night."
(Ps. 1:2)

A godly man is not just someone who is 'in the book,' rather the book is 'in' him. He considers God's Word, studies it, he is knows that it is worth reading, pondering (which is what 'meditate' means) and applying. I like to collect quaint sayings. Sometimes I even write them in the inside cover of my Bible. In thinking about this verse, a quote from someone 'anonymous' captures verse 2 rather well.


"The Bible in the hand is good,

The Bible in the mind is better,

The Bible in the heart is best,

Never rest till your good is better,

and your better is best."

3 comments:

Gary Zdziarski said...

Bill,
Right On. "Thy Word have I hid in mine HEART..." Not the head, not our hands, not our feet, but our heart. If it is in our hearts, we will obey it and it will show in our actions. Repentance=changed heart. Like the saying.

Bill Hardecker said...

Hello Pastor Z, when will you join us in the blogosphere?

Kate said...

Excellent quote! It must reside in the covers of MY Bible as well :-)

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