by Arnie Cole & Michael Ross
Taste God's Word--Savor These Verses: Psalm 119:89-104, NIV
Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies. (vv. 97-98)
- How can meditating on and memorizing God's Word draw us closer to Jesus?
- What holds us back from committing Scripture to memory?
- What's one step I can take today that will help me keep God's Word in the front of my mind throughout the day?
It's one thing to read the Bible several times a week; it's another to read slowly and thoughtfully to discern what message God might want to highlight. The psalmist suggests that we "meditate on" Scripture "all day long." Repeating a verse or pondering a phrase throughout the day needn't be daunting; it's a relatively simple exercise that, for instance, can serve to help keep us calm and levelheaded as we face crises, navigate problems, or make tough decisions. God's Word makes us wise, and true wisdom goes beyond absorbing facts and storing info; true wisdom means learning and then living out what we read.
Ask for Change: "Lord, we've been reluctant to carry your Word with us in our hearts and minds throughout the day. We tend to leave behind what we've read as we go about the rest of our day. Please help us keep your Word with us always."
Excerpt from Worry-Free Living. If you enjoyed today's devotional, check out more from goTandem Books.