These verses show the importance of personal meditation. One good definition of meditation is: “A quiet contemplation of spiritual truth.”
There are several principles of prayer, musing and meditation in this Psalm that every Christian needs to see and practice.
One of the most practical ways of meditating is to think of the greatness of God’s many names: God, Lord God, Most-High God, Almighty God, Everlasting God, God Almighty, I am, Jehovah, Jealous, Eternal God, Living God, God of Hosts, Holy One of Israel, Mighty God, God of Heaven Heavenly Father, Potentate, Father of Light, etc.
Then take a few moments to do the same with names for Jesus and the Holy Spirit. This will prepare the heart to thank Him for His wonderful works for you and your brothers and sisters in Christ. Think how good God has been to save and keep you.=
Several things to remember in your private meditation:
REVIEW PAST MIRACLES VERSES 14-20.
- Review His greatness, grace and goodness.
- He is great because, Psalm 92:5 says, “O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.”
Jeremiah 32:17, 27, “Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”
- He is gracious because the Bible tells us:
Acts 4:33, “And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.”
Romans 11:6, “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.”
- He is good because the Word of God promises His goodness is for all.
Psalm 145:9, “The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.”
- In spiritual things – His blessing.
Psalm 31:19, “Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!”
- In physical things – His support.
Matthew 5:45, “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”