04, October 2022
‘I will consider all Your works and meditate on all Your mighty deeds.’ Psalm 77:12 NIV
What does the word meditate mean? ‘To engage in contemplation or reflection or to focus one’s thoughts on.’ David said, ‘I will consider all Your works and meditate on all Your mighty deeds.’ Question: until you meditate on God’s Word, what can you say that will make any real difference? All you will be doing is sharing your opinion, which is just one of many. You will not be able to speak convincingly or make any real difference in the life of the person to whom you are speaking. It’s God’s Word that changes people’s lives, not yours! Here are ten benefits of meditating on God’s Word:
(1) It cultivates within you a love for God and His Word.
(2) It gives you new insights and spiritual understanding.
(3) It’s a source of reassurance and strength.
(4) It empowers you to be a genuine witness for Jesus Christ.
(5) It renews your mind.
(6) It protects you from sin.
(7) It restores your soul and your emotions.
(8) It enables you to trust in the Lord with all your heart.
(9) It causes your spirit to come alive.
(10) It assists you in understanding God, others, and yourself. There is great power in God’s Word, and Bible meditation gives you access to that power.
‘We have everything we need to live a life that pleases God. It was all given to us by God’ s own power, when we learned He had invited us to share in His wonderful goodness. God made great and marvellous promises, so His nature would become part of us. Then we could escape our evil desires and the corrupt influences of this world.’ (2 Peter 1:3–4 CEV)
SoulFood: 1 Sam 11–13 John 1:1–13 Ps 51 Pro 22:12–16
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