Did you know that the Hebrew word for meditate is Hagah? It means to mutter or make a sound. Do you do that when you are trying to memorize Scripture? I do. I read it aloud over and over again. Then I think about it and begin to mutter it to myself over and over until I finally start to get it. Some people are naturals when it comes to memorization of Scripture. Not me. I have to work at it. But I find having God’s Word hidden in my heart to be worth the time and effort I put in. So after I have memorized a passage I can then begin to meditate on it. How? By muttering it softly as I’m trying to recall it.
Memorization and meditation of Scripture can be hard work. Especially if you’re trying to memorize large chunks of it like say a whole chapter. But wow what a great feeling when you do it! At least for me it’s a real feeling of accomplishment.
Remember David said “Your Word O Lord have I hidden in my heart so that I might not sin against You.”
Are you taking the time to memorize God’s Word? Are you regularly meditating on His Word? We are still at the beginning of a new year. No better time than now to make a commitment to read, memorize and meditate on God’s Word don’t you think? Eternal effort reaps eternal rewards!
God bless you today!
Pastor Craig