“We have thought on your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple” (Psalm 48:9, ESV).
At any given time the human brain with its over 100 billion neurons is performing at least one of two functions: acquiring information or processing information–except possibly when it’s sleeping.
In other words, human brains do a lot of thinking!
So what do you think about? Do you think about your family, your job, your next vacation, a tv show, a book you are reading, a sporting event?
In all the thinking you do every day, do you think about God? Do you meditate on God’s love?
I mean, do you really think about God and your relationship to Him, what you are to Him, what He is to you? How you fit into His plans and purposes.
We think about our relationship with our spouses, our boyfriends or girlfriends, our children, our friends, our colleagues. So why not think about our relationship with God–about how He shows His love for me, about how I show my love for Him!
Undoubtedly, you think about God while at church or in Sunday School. The Psalmist declares in this verse that we think about God’s love in the midst of the temple.
But what about other times?
Don’t we constantly think about the ones we love? So, loving God should be a lot on our minds as well.
So, how do we think about God?
We meditate on God’s Word, the Bible. We think about what the Bible teaches us about God. How He created time and space, created human beings and all forms of life, how human beings rebelled against God’s sovereignty, how God sent us a Redeemer to restore our relationship with Him.
We think about how God became a man and dwelt among us. We think about the life of Jesus and the things He taught when He walked this earth. We think about how God implants His Spirit in us to help us know Him and have fellowship with Him.
Yes, there’s a lot to think about when you’re thinking about God and His love.
Thinking about God….
That’s what the Psalmist is advocating in this verse. And, that’s what this blog, Steve’s Bible Meditations, wants to help you do!
Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8, ESV)