Meditating on the Word

In this modern age, there are myriad of things vying for our attention.  There are work, family commitments, church responsibilities, television, social media and a plethora of other chores that attract our attention each day.  The Christian living in our sophisticated developed societies must, therefore, be conscious of the need to spend some time thinking about the things of God.
Setting aside specific time for meditation is not absolutely necessary since there is no need to be legalistic about it. Most of the time meditation is incidental and spontaneous.  Seeing a newborn baby can provoke spontaneous thinking of God and how marvelously He designed the human body.  Nature is designed to help us see the power, wisdom, creativity, majesty, and goodness of God.  Meditation is the tool that reveals the One who is Creator.
David, more than any other Biblical writer, inspires us by his constant adoration of God whenever we find him meditating on creation or on God’s word.
In Psalm 8, David praises God after considering His handiwork.  David meditated on God’s works Ps.77:12, on His precepts Ps. 119:78, and on His word Ps.119:48.
We should read the Bible and take the time to meditate on the salvation Jesus has purchased for us by giving Himself as an atoning sacrifice for us. This helps us to value, love, and appreciate our Saviour and the sacrifice He undertook on our behalf. Meditating on God’s word makes us want to spontaneously shout praises to our Redeemer.  It brings us into a closer relationship with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Meditating on the word of Gd increases our faith and dependence on God who then becomes our All in all.
The next time you sit outside watching the stars, or lie in your bed reading the Bible, pause for a while and let your mind muse on the wonders and glories of God.  Give yourself permission to explore God’s love, patience, forgiveness, and kindness towards you.
Like David, we all should take pleasure in meditating on God’s works and His word. For blessed is the person who regularly meditates on the word of God Ps.1:1-2.
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