Meditating God’s Word Series
Are you Meditating or Taking thought?
What the Bible tells us to do is to meditate on the Scriptures, but what we see today is the contrary. People are getting more pre-occupied with their own concerns and cares, and are allowing their situations to weigh them down. Is that your own situation too?
Joshua 1:8 tells us: “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.” (NKJV)
What God wants actually is to see us live in prosperity and abundance spiritually and physically; He expects His Word to be in our mouth at all times. He wants His Word to be our confession and speech. But that will be outrightly impossible without heeding God’s next counsel – ‘but you shall meditate in it day and night’. What we meditate upon becomes our confession, consciously or unconsciously.
When we study the Word of God, we must progress from there into the realm of meditating; making God’s word our thinking and thoughts, so that it becomes our mind and mindset. The Holy Scriptures says we have the mind of Christ. That is what meditation will do to us; it will help us develop a Christ-centered, Scripture-based mindset towards God and life situations.