‘I will meditate on your commandments and contemplate your ways.
Open my eyes, that I may see the wonders of your law.’ (Psalm 119:15 & 18)
The Psalmist speaks of meditating and contemplating God - His commandments and His ways. That is a very good thing to do; but it can’t be left there – the Commandments and Ways have to be put into action not just studied. We can know the laws and rules of the Highway Code, and still effortlessly and frequently break them; some people even boast at how fast they can drive. Many people can recite the Ten Commandments; but that doesn’t mean they live by them!
God’s Commandments and Ways are good. Jesus simplified things for us: “Love the Lord your God, and love your neighbour as yourself”. In the words of Aleksandr Orlov, the Meerkat, “Simples!” Open our eyes to that truth today, Lord……that we may see how wonderful life is living your way.