“Hold firmly to the Word
of Life.” (Philippians 2:16a NLT)
promised many wonderful benefits in your life if you will meditate on the Word
of God and then do it.
if you know how to worry, you already know how to meditate on the Word of God.
Worry is when you take a negative thought and you think on it over and over and
over. When you take a passage of Scripture and you think on it over and over
and over, that’s called meditation.
There are six
ways you can get a grasp on God’s Word.
can hear it,
can read it,
can study it,
can memorize it,
can meditate on it, and
can apply it.
But if all
you do is hear the Word of God when you go to church, you have no grip on the
Word of God, and it can be pulled out of your mind very easily.
says in Philippians 2:16, “Hold firmly to
the Word of Life” (NLT). You don’t have a good grip on the Bible unless
you’re doing all six habits: hearing it, reading it, studying it, memorizing
it, meditating on it, and applying it.
says, “Your laws make me happy. I never
forget your word” (GW). Do you want to be happy? God’s principles will make
you happy, and you remember those principles by memorizing them, meditating on
them, and then applying them.
says, “Make me walk along the path of
your commands, for that is where my happiness is found” (NLT). Usually
we’re looking for happiness in all the wrong places. God says happiness is
found in the path of his commands.
Talk It Over
distractions keep you from being able to meditate on God’s Word?
in your life can help you as you memorize Scripture? How can you help each
other in this discipline?
does it say about God when we can find happiness by obeying his rules and