The very first Psalm is very clear: a truly righteous man delights in the law of the LORD and meditates upon it both day and night. Those who do not know God’s Word and who fail to meditate upon it cannot know Him and cannot be right with Him. To meditate upon something is to think upon it often. In the last chapter of the Prophet Malachi, we find that those who spoke often to one another concerning the Word of God and who thought upon His name are those who will be spared like sentimental jewels. It is these who can truly discern the difference between right and wrong. May these simple reflections upon the Psalms posted in this blog be a blessing to all who read.
“Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not (Malachi 3:16-18).
אז נדברו יראי יהוה איש אל-רעהו ויקשב יהוה וישמע ויכתב ספר זכרון לפניו ליראי יהוה ולחשבי שמו: יז והיו לי אמר יהוה צבאות ליום אשר אני עשה סגלה וחמלתי עליהם כאשר יחמל איש על-בנו העבד אתו: יח ושבתם וראיתם בין צדיק לרשע בין עבד אלהים לאשר לא עבדו (Malachi 3:16-18).