The Word of God is the very source and resource of all that God wants to do in the lives of His blood bought children. Its practical effects are conversion, wisdom, joy, understanding and righteousness. By its boundaries we are warned, and by our obedience to instruction there is both victory and blessing. When our heart longs to know and experience intimate fellowship with God, there will be an insatiable love for His Word.That love will be evidenced by a continual meditation upon its precepts with subsequent obedience, joy, and peace.
Meditation, as referred to in the Scriptures, in its verb form, always has the Word of God as its object. I understand that the word is a a derivation of one we know as " ruminate", which is what the cows in the field do when we tell our children that they are "chewing their cud". Literally, through the unique design of God in their multiple stomachs, they are chewing again, over and over, in repetitive fashion, what was taken in earlier. That is precisely what we are to do in meditation on the Scriptures. The best way I have found to recall the words of God on a regular and continuing basis is to write out the verse for personal meditation each morning on a 3x5?index card. Throughout the day, it can be rehearsed aloud, thoughtfully, every hour or so. As it becomes an integral part of our life, we are convicted by it, we heed it, and we are cleansed by it. As a result, we demonstrate its profit to all and find our life pleasing to God and profitable to men.
Our love for God is to consume our individual lives so fully that we actually think, act and talk His word in all our interpersonal communications with others. May it be our prayer today, in agreement with Psalm 19:14, that all the words of our mouth and all the meditations of our heart be acceptable in the sight of God, Who is our Strength and our Redeemer.
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