Lord’s Day, December 8, 2019

Ezra 3:1-4:24; Daniel 5:1-31; Revelation 1:1-20

My meditation of him shall be sweet. Psalm 104:34

Our initial thought on this phrase might be to applaud the psalmist’s determination to create a sweet meditation. But the meaning is deeper than that. The psalmist anticipates that the object of his meditation would yield only sweetness. No matter our meditation of the altogether lovely one, a fragrance like no other fills the heart and ascends to the very presence of God. We determine to meditate, He alone delivers the fragrance! —D. J. Reed

To all our prayers and praises,
Christ adds His sweet perfume,
And love the censor raises,
These odours to consume. —Mary B. Peters