Last week Gus Hernandez, a member of the Replicate team, and I were working on a Scripture memory plan for our church that involved selected passages from the book of Psalms. As we began sharing verses, we were reminded of the richness the Psalms contain. During the next several weeks, I want to share with you several of these verses that relate to spiritual growth. As Gus and I considered the many verses coming to mind, we agreed that we couldn’t pass up Psalm 1. The reason we couldn’t pass it up was that this passage highlights a sharp contrast between a godly man or woman and the ungodly. Verse 2 of Psalm 1 is especially meaningful: Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction, and he meditates on it day and night. (Psalm 1:2, CSB) This verse declares that a growing disciple is satisfied by the Word of God. I would like to call your attention to two words that are used by the psalmist: the words “delight” and the word “meditate.”
- The Word captures a growing disciple’s affection.
- The Word captures a growing disciple’s attention.