, , ,

See the source image

We serve an amazing God. We seek understanding and find it in God. With him is wisdom. But not just wisdom but also power and might.

To have knowledge is to have understanding or information about something. To have wisdom is to have the ability to apply knowledge to everyday life. It is in the reading and understanding of God’s Word that we obtain knowledge and meditating upon that knowledge brings wisdom.

The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, which is all about gaining understanding and wisdom from God’s Word.

  • Just a few verses are “Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.” (verse 97).
  • “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” (verse 105).
  • “I will meditate in your precepts, and have respect to your ways. I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word” (verses 15–16).

The word meditate is used five times in Psalm 119 and in various forms another fifteen times in the book of Psalms. Meditation is required to fully consider how to apply God’s Word in everyday life.

May we meditate and fully understand God and his ways!

  • Psalm 136:5 (NASB) — 5 To Him who made the heavens with skill, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
  • Psalm 147:5 — 5 Great is our Master and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.
  • Proverbs 3:19 — 19 The Master by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens.
  • Jeremiah 51:15 — 15 It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom, And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens.
  • Job 12:13 — 13 “With Him are wisdom and might; To Him belong counsel and understanding.