The Bible is chocked full of recommendations for the people of God to spend time contemplating our relationship with him. In Psalm 48:9,10, the psalmist meditates on God’s unfailing love: “Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness.”
How can we do like the psalmist?
Different followers of Jesus have different habits when it comes to focusing on God’s love and the work we have to do together and how God has revealed himself in Scripture. The apostle Paul encourages us in Colossians 3:2: “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”
If you or I meditate on God’s unfailing love, we might sit with no television in the background, with phones silenced and away from us. We might take a walk, focusing on the many manifestations of God’s love in the world around us. By the working of the Holy Spirit, we can dwell in the examples of God’s unfailing love that dominate the pages of the Bible and in our personal lives as well. Like a well-loved family story, handed down through the generations, the actuality of God’s love will become familiar to us and provide comfort, confidence, and motivation. Even as we go to sleep at night, meditating on God’s love and goodness brings peace: “On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night” (Psalm 63:6).