Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Saints delight in the Scriptures (The New Topical Textbook, page 240). Those who are familiar with the Bible know that the term “saints” refers to those who are holy, holy because they are true Bible believers whose lives have been transformed through faith in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). The term “saints” as used in the Bible has nothing to do with canonized “saints” connected with the Roman Catholic Church. I mention this again because the media and the general public have a wrong conception of what the word “saints” refers to in a Biblical context. This site has new readers every day (about 65% of visits are from new readers, about 35% are returning visitors), so these things need to be made clear again for the benefit of new readers here.
Saints delight in the Scriptures, and as such they are among those whom the Lord in Psalm 1:1 pronounces to be “blessed.” So if you want to be counted among those the Lord Himself calls blessed, learn to delight in the Scriptures–the Bible. The Psalmist explains how he came to delight in God’s written word in the Bible: the Psalmist thought about what he read in the Scriptures daily: in his law he meditated day and night. If we fill our minds and lives with the content of the Bible, we allow the Bible to make a positive contribution to our lives. If more people learned to focus on God’s Word each day, you can be sure they would live happier, spiritually productive lives that honor God. They will be among those that are assured a place in heaven (Psalm 1:5, 6).
For those who desire to DIG DEEPER into this subject:
(1) Consult the cross references given in Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible on page 529 for Psalm 1:2.
(2) Consult the cross references given in The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on pages 582-583 or in Logos 5 Bible software for Psalm 1:2.
(3) Lacking access to those two resources, consult the cross references for this passage as I have developed them as given below:
Psalm 1:2. But his delight. T#1081. *Ps 40:8. *Ps 112:1. *Ps 119:11, *Ps 119:35, *Ps 119:47, 48, 70, 72, *Ps 119:92, 162. **Jb 23:12. **Je 15:16. Ro 7:22. Col 3:16. *1 J 5:3. the law of the Lord. Is 30:9. doth. FS96C9, +Ge 2:10. meditate. T#665, T#1090. Ps 16:8. 63:5. 77:11, 12. *Ps 104:34. +*Ps 119:11, 15, 23, 24, *Ps 119:87-99, 148. 143:5, 6. *Dt 17:18, 19. **Jsh 1:8. Da 6:10. +Mt 14:23 (T#64, T#531). Col 3:16. *1 Tim 4:15. day. *Ps 88:1. +*Ps 119:97. Dt 6:6, 7. *Lk 2:37. *Lk 18:7. *1 Th 2:9. *2 Tim 1:3. night. +*Ps 119:148.