Ps. 1:1, 2 Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with scoffers. But they delight in doing everything the LORD wants; day and night they think about his law.
There is great joy in those who delight in doing everything the Lord wants. Many strive to live a godly life, but their heart is not in it. They try to do what is right before God more out of duty than anything else. They know what they should be doing and even why they should do it, but there is not any joy in doing it.
Delight in doing everything the Lord wants comes from living in close fellowship with Him. It comes from a heart that has absolute trust in God. It comes from lingering often in the Lord’s presence. Instead of standing around with sinners, they stand around with the Lord and His children. Delight comes from truly loving the Lord. It comes from a heart of gratitude for all that the Lord is and is doing in one’s life. It comes from a deep desire to please and honor the Lord in all things.
There is great joy in meditating on God’s Word morning and night. It doesn’t matter when you get alone with the Word as long as you are regularly doing it. Being in the Word and letting it saturate your soul and mind is nothing but good for you. Joy comes from those who let the Word become a part of the way they think and live. What better way is there to live than to begin and end your day with the Word on your mind? Joy floods the soul when the Word becomes a way of life and not just an instruction manual.
There is great joy in our salvation and it begins and ends with God’s Word. Blessed is he who diligently searches for the treasures hidden there.