Psalm 119:97-104 is a testimony by the psalmist about the benefits of meditating on God’s Word. Here are the verses in the Amplified versions:
Oh, how I love Your law! (His Word inspires love.)
It is my meditation all the day.
Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, (Gives wisdom)
For Your words are always with me.
I have better understanding and deeper insight than all my teachers [because of Your word],
For Your testimonies are my meditation. (Gives understanding and deep insight)
I understand more than the aged [who have not observed Your precepts],
Because I have observed and kept Your precepts. (Gives Wisdom beyond your years)
I have restrained my feet from every evil way, (Keeps you on the right pathway)
That I may keep Your word.
I have not turned aside from Your ordinances,
For You Yourself have taught me. (I am taught by God)
How sweet are Your words to my taste,
Sweeter than honey to my mouth! (His Word brings sweetness to me)
From Your precepts I get understanding; (I gain understanding about possible bad choices)
Therefore I hate every false way.
Had you ever considered these benefits? God is promising us that meditating (pondering, reflecting, considering) on His Word will cause us to internalize His ways. He will reshape our thinking so that we reflect His wisdom, understanding, more readily accept His guidance, know His will for our lives in choices we make, accept His teaching and find sustenance that is sweetness in our lives. If you have never meditated on God’s Word, why not give it a try and see what God reveals to you. Here are a few verses that you could start with: Lamentations 3:21-23, James 4:7-8a, Deuteronomy 31:6, 2 Corinthians 5:17. These are verses that will shape your thinking, give you encouragement and guidance. Let me know the benefits you receive from mediating on God’s Word.
His Word is life changing,