Good Morning September 14

Psalm 1 begins, “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.” I like that phrase, “his delight is in the law of the Lord.” Do we delight in the Lord? I have often mentioned that both Old and New Testaments use the marriage image as a figure for God and Israel, and for Christ and the Church. When a young man falls in love with a girl, he delights in her, and visa versa. There is delight in thinking of the beloved. Such should be our relationship with the Lord. Too often we picture God as only rules and regulations, but God, revealed to us in our Lord Jesus Christ, is our bridegroom seeking the very best for us. We are, or should be, anticipating the time when we are fully in His presence. Meditating on Him and His will is a joy because it brings us ever closer to Him. God is good!