We can memorize poems, memorize names, or memorize our multiplication tables … head knowledge.
We can meditate upon the Word, apply it to ourselves, pray the words as our own, consume God’s Word as if it were the life-giving manna and living water that it is .. heart knowledge.
When God’s Word is in my heart, it becomes a part of me, and as a part of me, I am empowered to restate it with passion and love.
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8
If you are abiding in God’s Word, you are focused on His will for your life. We are promised in Ephesians 2:10 that we are God’s worksmanship equipped for the good works that He has prepared for us to accomplish. The key? Meditating on God’s Word day and night.
“Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.” Psalm 119:11
In 1 John 3:3, we are reminded that if we have hope in Jesus, we purify ourselves as Jesus is pure. We can only hope in Jesus if we know Him, if we abide in Him, for He is the Word of Life.
“You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.” Psalm 119:114
“Your word is very pure; Therefore Your servant loves it. …
“I rise before the dawning of the morning, And cry for help; I hope in Your word.
“My eyes are awake through the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.” Psalm 119:140, 147-148
Through the Scriptures, we see God working in the lives of people. We see that God is faithful, just, true, compassionate, loving, worthy, pure, all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, trustworthy, generous, and all that we call good and awesome.
If we are meditating upon who God is, what He has done, and how great a love He has for His people, how can we not hope?
Our Loving Father, Thank You for giving Your people Your Word to meditate upon. Kindle a passion within our hearts to meditate upon Your Word day and night. Make Your Word permeate our thoughts, our hearts, and our minds, so that we walk in Your way successfully, purely, and hopefully. We honor You and give you praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Please share how you meditate on God’s Word.