Psalm 77:12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
When a believer meditates upon the things of God, those truths become more firmly planted in the heart. Eventually, the contents of the heart become evident from the words that escape the mouth (Luke 6:45). Therefore, the meditations of our heart will eventually be the words of our conversations. This is exactly the truth conveyed by Asaph in our passage from Psalm 77. He understood that meditation upon the work of God would eventually cause him to talk of God’s doings. It is right for God’s people to speak truth, especially when it concerns testifying to the truth of God’s holy words. Yet, this is not possible unless a believer first hides the words of God in his heart (Psalm 119:11), and one way to do so is through meditation.
- (For children): In Psalm 143:5, David said he meditated on all of God’s works. The result of this meditation is found in Psalm 145:4-6. Why should this be important to us?
- (For everyone): Knowing the truths covered in this study, why is it so important that we meditate upon the right things? What happens when we spend our time meditating upon worldly things?
- What subjects offer you the most joy when talking with others? Why do you enjoy speaking on those subjects? Are these things the source of your meditation? Does this please the Lord?
- Ask the Lord to help you please Him in your meditation.
- Ask the Lord to help you see the outcome of your meditation.