Psalm 119:15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.

Introductory Thoughts

Psalm 119 is filled with statements promoting the necessity of the word of God. Seven times in this psalm we find a statement declaring the writer’s desire to meditate upon the words of God. Three of these times he states emphatically that he will meditate in God’s statutes or His precepts (Psalm 119:15, 48, 78). Not only was meditating upon God’s words something that the psalmist desired to do in the future, but he had formed this habit long ago (Psalm 119:23, 99). The writer of this psalm, like other successful believers in the past, made it common practice to meditate in the words of God both day and night (Psalm 119:97; Psalm 1:2; Joshua 1:8).

Devotional thoughts

  •  (For children): God’s word is very important to Him (Psalm 138:2). As a child, Timothy knew the Holy Scriptures. God wants you as a child to learn them too. When? Read Deuteronomy 11:19 to find the answer.
  •  (For everyone): How often do you read your Bible in the morning and meditate upon it throughout the day? How often do you go to sleep at night with the words of God in your mind?
  •  What are some benefits that you could enjoy by meditating upon the words of God? How could this help you draw closer to the Lord?

Prayer Thoughts

  •  Ask God to give you verses upon which to meditate.
  •  Ask the Lord to help you to be faithful reading His word.