Now, why did the righteous man take delight in the law of God, and meditated on it day and night? Psalm 1:2, “But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in his law does he meditates day and night.”
And as we ask this question, what we will discover is that the blessed man took delight in the law of God because of what it contained.
It was not because of what it was, in other words, it was not because it was the moral law or ten commandments of God, instead, it was because it contained the instruction from God on how to escape God’s revealed judgment.
Jesus asks this question of us Matthew 16:26-27, “For what does it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? And what Jesus is asking us is this. What will it profit a man to rebel against him and lose his life?
Because Jesus also followed up with a second question that speaks of his judgment against those opposing his reign. “Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he shall reward every man according to his works.”
God in sending Christ back into the world is sending Jesus on a mission to both redeem his people, and to punish his enemies. And that is the question Jesus is asking the world. What does it profit us to gain the world, and lose our lives upon his return?
And upon discovering these things, the righteous man in Psalm one is taking delight in the law of God. And because he took delight in the law of God, he was able to prepare in time for the season he knew was to come.