Jesus said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it” (Luke 11:28). Meditation is a key link between hearing and keeping God’s word. As we think over a verse or passage, God begins to sink its truths deep into our souls. Meditation is slowing down to think deeply about a verse or phrase. It is allowing the Spirit to show us the truths of the majesty and glory of God. Joshua 1:8 says, “Do not let this book of the law depart from your mouths; meditate on it day and night so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” It is clear that in this verse that thinking deeply over God’s word in meditation is important for living a life of application of the Bible.
Often I just read, close, and forget. Ever been there? Slowing down to pull out a verse for meditation aids in memory, spurs conversation, and helps make the Bible come alive in real life. Below is a document that gives practical steps on how to mediate on God’s word. May God continue to sink his word deeply in our lives, “Open my eyes so that I may see the wonderful things in your law” (Psalm 119:18).
Methods for Meditation by Dr. Whitney