Meditate on The Word : Psalm 119: 15, 48                                                        

Meditate on The Word :

1I will meditate[1] in thy precepts[2], and have respect[3] unto thy ways[4].” - Psalm 119:15

My hands[5] also will I lift up[6] unto thy commandments[7], which I have loved[8]; and I will meditate in thy statutes[9].” - Psalm 119:48

Psalm 119:15 THV Version

My inner self will grow and develop like a firmly planted, healthy tree as I intently focus on and review the divinely appointed precepts, guiding principles, and overseeing mandates of Life. With pleasure, I carefully visit and peer into the counsels of the Ancient-Way, the way of the ancients (ancestors). I am immersed in this Living Reality.

Psalm 119:48 THV Version

As an act of submission, I lift up the palms of my hands to receive and grow. Like a palm tree I will extend my branches to receive the light of Your guiding-counsel. With deep breathing, I desire Divine insight which increases my complete growth. I find this in the ancient-way of Life. My life is supported by, upon, and in this Field.

Commentary

The overseeing mandates (“precepts, commandments, laws”) of Life are the governing principles that determine our need for oxygen, water, energy, as well as balance, healing, and love. The universe spins because of this Divine Order.

One has to consider, surely, verse 48, as translated in the KJV, doesn’t truly mean one should lift their hands to the “commandments”, as if they are worthy of worship. Again, this is another encouragement to prayer and meditation entangled with an act of surrender or submission to The Creative-Guiding One, The Living Reality, and Field of Existence  which fuels one’s whole life for the better and all of life cosmically.

Meditation

Stand as tall as you can, like a tree. Breathe into the diaphragm and let the breath flow up, expanding the rib cage, the chest, naturally lifting the shoulders, through the neck into the ears and to the top of your head. Hold for 3-5 seconds and release. Let go. Repeat 9x.

Focus on the movement of breath as you inhale and exhale. Extend your arms like branches, splay your fingers with the palms up. Be aware that your body is bio-energetic. Each breath is your connection to the Flow of Life Energy- the breath of Life, the foundation of and connection to your true self. Take it in, even through your skin.


[1] H7878 sîyach, see'-akh; a primitive root; to ponder, i.e. (by implication) converse (with oneself, and hence, aloud) or (transitively) utter:—commune, complain, declare, meditate, muse, pray, speak, talk (with). To produce, to bring forth, to put forth (to germinate, to flourish, to put forth shoots, buds), to speak, to utter with the mouth; to talk with oneself, i.e. to meditate, especially on divine things.

[2] H6490 piqqûwd, pik-kood'; or פִּקֻּד piqqud; from H6485; properly, appointed, i.e. a mandate (of God; plural only, collectively, for the Law):—commandment, precept, statute.

H6485 pâqad, paw-kad'; a primitive root; to visit (with friendly or hostile intent); by analogy, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit, etc.:—appoint, × at all, avenge, bestow, (appoint to have the, give a) charge, commit, count, deliver to keep, be empty, enjoin, go see, hurt, do judgment, lack, lay up, look, make, × by any means, miss, number, officer, (make) overseer, have (the) oversight, punish, reckon, (call to) remember(-brance), set (over), sum, × surely, visit, want. To visit, to search, to review, to number, to look after, to look to. Aramaic puqdana, from pakad; to visit, inspect, inquire, or review regularly; also means to judge, depart, or bequeath.The roots indicate an alternating, pendulum-like movement that stirs the substance through which it passes.

[3] H5027 nâbaṭ, naw-bat'; a primitive root; to scan, i.e. look intently at; by implication, to regard with pleasure, favor or care:—(cause to) behold, consider, look (down), regard, have respect, see; to look, to behold.

[4] H734 ʼôrach, o'-rakh; from H732; a well-trodden road (literally or figuratively); also a caravan:—manner, path, race, rank, traveller, troop, (by-, high-) way. Metaphorically, course of living and acting; mode, manner; counsels of God.

H732 ʼârach, aw-rakh'; a primitive root; to travel:—go, wayfaring (man); to walk, to go; a traveller, a company of band of travellers, especially of merchants, a caravan; to decree, to appoint; to appoint a time, whence appointed time, an era; to date a letter; chronicles, annals.

[5] H3709 kaph, kaf; from H3721; the hollow hand or palm (so of the paw of an animal, of the sole, and even of the bowl of a dish or sling, the handle of a bolt, the leaves of a palm-tree); figuratively, power:—branch, foot, hand((-ful), -dle, (-led)), hollow, middle, palm, paw, power, sole, spoon; the palms of the hands, the sole of the foot, a hollow vessel, a pan or bowl; palm branches, so called from their bent or curved form.

H3721 kâphaph, kaw-faf'; a primitive root; to curve:—bow down (self); to bend, to bow down (This stock is widely extended, together with its cognates, in the Phoenicio-Shemetic and western languages, both in the signification of bending, and also in the kindred of being hollow, or arched.) To hollow, to vault, to dig out, to bore out; to bend over, a cavern; to bend oneself, to submit oneself. 

[6] H5375 nâsâʼ, naw-saw'; or נָסָה nâçâh; (Psalm 4:6 [7]), a primitive root; to lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absolute and relative:—accept, advance, arise, (able to, (armor), suffer to) bear(-er, up), bring (forth), burn, carry (away), cast, contain, desire, ease, exact, exalt (self), extol, fetch, forgive, furnish, further, give, go on, help, high, hold up, honorable ( man), lade, lay, lift (self) up, lofty, marry, magnify, × needs, obtain, pardon, raise (up), receive, regard, respect, set (up), spare, stir up, swear, take (away, up), × utterly, wear, yield. To take up, lift up, to take, to receive, to grow, to increase; to lift up the soul to anything, to desire something

[7] H4687 mitsvâh, mits-vaw'; from H6680; a command, whether human or divine (collectively, the Law):—(which was) commanded(-ment), law, ordinance, precept.

H6680 tsaw-vaw'; a primitive root; (intensively) to constitute, enjoin:—appoint, (for-) bid, (give a) charge, (give a, give in, send with) command(-er, -ment), send a messenger, put, (set) in order; to constitute, to appoint, to charge, to command.

[8] H157 ʼâhab, aw-hab'; or אָהֵב ʼâhêb ; a primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise):—(be-) love(-d, -ly, -r), like, friend; to desire, to breathe after

[9] H2706 chôq, khoke; from H2710; an enactment; hence, an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage):—appointed, bound, commandment, convenient, custom, decree(-d), due, law, measure, × necessary, ordinance(-nary), portion, set time, statute, task.

H2710 châqaq, khaw-kak'; (onomatopoetic) a primitive root; properly, to hack, i.e. engrave (Judges 5:14, to be a scribe simply); by implication, to enact (laws being cut in stone or metal tablets in primitive times) or (generally) prescribe:—appoint, decree, governor, grave, lawgiver, note, pourtray, print, set; to cut, to cut into, to hack, to carve out, to engrave, to inscribe, to decree, to ordain.