My Meditation Of Him
Psalms 104:34: My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.
Treasury Of David:
My meditation of him shall be sweet. Sweet both to him and to me. I shall be delighted thus to survey his works and think of his person, and he will graciously accept my notes of praise. Meditation is the soul of religion. It is the tree of life in the midst of the garden of piety, and very refreshing is its fruit to the soul which feeds thereon. And as it is good towards man, so is it towards God. As the fat of the sacrifice was the Lord*s portion, so are our best meditations due to the Most High and are most acceptable to him. We ought, therefore, both for our own good and for the Lord*s honour to be much occupied with meditation, and that meditation should chiefly dwell upon the Lord himself: it should be *meditation of him.* For want of it much communion is lost and much happiness is missed.
With such affection will I praise him, that all my thankful meditations and discourses shall be, I hope, no less pleasing to him, than they shall be to myself: who will take the highest satisfaction in thinking and speaking of the goodness of the Lord; from whom I shall still receive more abundant cause to rejoice in him.
Romans 1:28: And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
To retain God. To think of him, or to serve and adore him. This was the first step in their sin. It was not that God compelled them; or that he did not give them knowledge; nor even is it said that he arbitrarily abandoned them as the first step; but they forsook him, and as a consequence he gave them up to a reprobate mind.
Unwillingness to think of God when He wants us to think of Him is a sin. Unwillingness to think of Him is something that we ought to repent of. I don*t believe that Adam and Eve were thinking about Him when they ate the forbidden fruit. I don*t think David was thinking about Him when he sinned with Bathsheba or when he murdered Uriah. When we don*t think of God it will be easier for us to sin too. There is danger in not thinking of Him. And, of course, there are times when He wants us to think of something else and when that is needful. We should think of Him WHEN He wants us to and think of other things when He wants us to.
Judges 3:7: And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves.
1 Samuel 12:9: And when they forgat the LORD their God, he sold them into the hand of Sisera, captain of the host of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them.