Psalm 119:27 “Make me
understand the way of Your precepts,
And I will meditate on Your wonders.”
The “my way” the Psalmist refers to in verse 26 is steadily being transformed into the “ways of His precepts” or what is properly appointed by God (always in the plural when it refers to God). He appoints and we then crown it as His will and His desire is what we esteem. Make me understand this process, it is the imperative part of his words. I can perceive and discern His truth only as He reveals it to my mind! It is possible that I can memorize and mediate, and still not know what His precepts are. Diligence and attention are important to and points us to the place called “Your wonders”.
Here are the wonders we see and take in… His holiness, His love, His faithfulness, and on and on. The resurrection and the crucifixion and the ascension again are wonders of Christ’s deeds. Behold (look!) and see it. Silence my soul to listen and absorb the powerful wonders all around me. To truly meditate can only happen when He reveals truth. The world we live in is noisy and obnoxious and it calls to us for our immediate attention. Slow down and take in the King and the majestic wonders. Rise above the cheap noise to hear the royal noise.
Christ is my meditation and there I see wonders!
Learn and live it.
Love and learn it.
There are great nuggets of gold in these words. Christ is our daily meditation. There we learn to dwell and complete our lessons for the day, each day.
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.