Hello everyone, and welcome back to another episode in our podcast and series on the book of Psalm one titled Preparing for the Season. Today’s podcast is titled, “Meditate on the Law.” And in today’s podcast and episode, we are going to answer the question, “Why did the righteous meditate on the law of God? And as we go through this episode, what we need to pay close attention to is that the righteous meditated on the law of God both day and night which should have indicated to us that he is making some kind of preparation.
And if we can remember from our last podcast the righteous is taking delight in the law of God because of what he discovered in the law, and what he had come to discover, was that the ungodly was planning something vain against which God is about to respond.
Now because he understood based on history God was about to respond to the ungodly evil counsel, he is taking delight in the law of God. What the righteous is doing when the bible uses the phrase meditate, it is to help us understand the righteous is making some kind of preparation according to the law that he might escape God’s response to the counsel of the ungodly.
That would suggest the law of God is a revelation from God on what the righteous need to do in order to protect himself, and because we believe it’s just that, he is taking delight in the law of God, and he is also meditating on the law both day and night as he prepares for God’s outpouring wrath against the ungodly.
Knowing that he is making preparation according to the law of God, we should then come to the understanding that the law of God is not dealing with keeping God’s ten commandments, but rather God’s instruction on how to prepare for the coming judgment upon his return.
We can find this example as God deals with Noah and his family before sending the destructive flood to destroy the old world. God said to Noah after revealing he was about to destroy the counsel of the ungodly in his generation.
Genesis 6:13-14 “God said unto Noah, the end of all flesh has come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. And that he might save Noah and his house, God said in revealing to Noah as he was about to destroy the counsel of the ungodly, “Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.”
When this law and revelation came to Noah, Noah believed God and believing God Noah wasted no time but began to meditate on the law or instruction of God on how to build the ark that he might escape with his life. In the end and because of his attitude toward God’s law and for rejecting the counsel of the ungodly, Noah was able to enter God’s blessing. He survived the judgment.
However, as Jesus said, those in the days of Noah who heard the message and were unwilling to believe and prepare for the judgment, those failing to repent and turn from their sins that they might have entered the ark, perished in the great flood because they failed to meditate and prepare themselves against the day of judgment.
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