Keys to Understanding the Bible: Part 13: Meditate

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Keys to Understanding the Bible: Part 13: Meditate

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Meditating on God's Word can take your understanding to the next level.

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[Steve Myers] To understand the Bible, one of the things we have to take time to do is think about the word of God. I mean, you read it, but review it, and meditate on the word of God. That will really help you to digest it and take that learning to another level. Because if something seems hard to understand, well, take some time to think about it and consider it. I mean, we live in a world today that everything's rush, rush, fast, fast, and oftentimes, we just don't sit back, relax, and think about things for a little bit. So, reflect on what the Bible is saying.

And as you think about that, well, how would that idea, that concept, that lesson in the Bible apply to my life? Because some things, it seems there's an instant application back in that day, but how does that apply to me? But when you review and you think about it and you meditate about that word of God, that can begin to help you to understand how to apply it.

There's a beautiful passage that is such a good reminder of this in Psalms 119:97 Psalms 119:97O how I love your law! it is my meditation all the day.
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, it says, "Oh, how I love your law. It's my meditation all the day." I'm thinking about it all the time. It's on my mind. God's way is on my mind. It goes on, "You, through your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies." They're ever with me.

You see when we face the challenges of life, when God's will, His word is on our mind, we're going to be thinking godly thoughts, and that application then will come out in our actions. So, a key to understanding the Bible is to review the word of God and take that time to really think about it and meditate on God's word.

That's "BT Daily." We'll see you next time.

Comments

  • Hemi
    I concur, meditation on God’s word is indeed delightful and necessary for a Christian. One important point to remember also Is that in pre-Christian times the Holly spirit ( helper ) was not issued yet, unless Yahweh granted them understanding, sometimes in a direct way such as with king Solomon , there understandings were limited to “ praises instead of true understanding, most certainly not the deep things of God. This is quite different now for true Christians today, meditation including the aid of the holly spirit we begin to understand the deep things of God. 1 Cor. 2:1-16 In contrast, the Good News about Jesus – and the gifts God bestows on believers – make complete sense to those who have been filled with the Holy Spirit. “A person who does not have the Spirit does not accept the truths that come from the Spirit of God. That person thinks they are foolish and cannot understand them” (1 Corinthians 2:14). So the holly spirit is the key to understanding!
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