Three Questions

SCRIPTURE: "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord and in His law he meditates day and night." Psalm 1:1-2
Now that we have asked our God to let us see what's in Him, the question of how many of you read your Word everyday seems to be the appropriate focus of our devotion? How many of you have a regular time of memorizing the Scriptures? How many of you spend time meditating on the Scriptures daily? But you tell me that the Word of God is valuable to you and yet the statistics from polls of those who profess to be children of God has revealed the truth about the value of it. There are folks who keep their radio on Christian radio and listen most of the day to a series of preachers and teachers, but something has to be done with the hearing of it. That is the heart of Psalm 1, because after talking about the happy man, the blessed man who does "not walk in the council of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful, but his delight is in God's Word”. You see, after this person has disassociated themselves with the sources of ungodly input and has guarded against the wrong kind of associations, we find that what gives them their joy and happiness is not what’s missing, but what they have now made their priority of life. For his delight is in what God has to say about the lives we now live for Him. Amen.

I would suggest to you today that the whole thrust is the meditation of the scriptures. You can’t see what God intends for you to see if you do not meditate in the Word of God. Meditation is not just memory or reading, hearing and thinking on these things so that they will become ingrained in how we think about the lives we live daily. Meditation on God's Word is an act, a process that God commands us to practice if we are going to not only understand what He is saying, but to be successful in what He wants us to do. Meditation on the Word is foreign to the knowing and to the practice of believers. You can understand why many of us miss the mind of God and resort to our own understanding, because our mind cannot take us into the purposes of God without the Word of God.

Prayer: Gracious God our Father, it is our desire to learn how to meditate on what You have said to us. Impress we pray Your truth deep in us so that it will not escape our thinking. So that Your thoughts become our thoughts and we will give You more praise. In Jesus name we ask for it, amen.


Deborah Whye - January 7th, 2024 at 4:56am

Heavenly Father forgive me I prat for not meditating and studying Your Word !s I should. Thank you Pastor Cockrell for this convincing and encouraging devotional!!

A Hargrove - January 7th, 2024 at 6:16am

Thank you Pastor for challenging me to be more consistent.

Lisa Williams - January 7th, 2024 at 5:24pm

This diligence factor is essential to our faith at every point! Grateful for the reminder and exhortation…🙌🏾. Thank You, Jesus!!

Novella D Carpenter - January 7th, 2024 at 9:29pm

Amen. Meditation on God's Word brings us to a greater understanding of what He is saying, and His purpose. My definition of meditation is to roll scripture around in our minds over and over.

Paula S. - January 8th, 2024 at 7:33am

Thank you Pastor for the years of encouragement to read our Bibles. Like our heavenly Father, you desire for us to show ourselves approved to God, workers not ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.






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