God’s word is living and active (Heb. 4:12) and when it goes out, it does not come back empty, but accomplishes the purposes for which it was sent (Isa 55). It teaches us in godliness, it corrects us when we are off track, and God uses it to train us in righteousness. Mediation on God’s word is extremely important in order to enjoy God and the blessings of his Word. Meditation tills the ground of the soul so that we are able to put into practice what we learn from the Bible. Psalm 1:1-3 says:
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”
It is seen here that the one who delights in the Bible is someone who is always meditating. This person is thinking over the truths of the Bible day and night. A result of meditation is fruitfulness and blessing. Meditating on and delighting in God’s word helps one make application to real life as it becomes a part of the soul. When this happens, fruitfulness and prosperity in the righteousness of God occurs.
So how do we move from reading a verse that stands out to us to meditation and application? One way to do this is to sit down and write out your thoughts about a verse. Below is a resource that will enable you to explore the context of the verse, write it out in your own words or in a creative form, look up related references, and think through how the verse relates to your life. My prayer is that this will help you meditate on God’s word for the renewing of your mind into godliness!
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