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MEMORIZING OR MEDITATING
I am just sharing some thoughts for your consideration.
We are all familiar with memorizing scripture and are encouraged to do so. I remember some years ago there was a surge of speakers telling their flocks to memorize the scriptures because it would someday not be available to read. I thought that rather strange since it is God's word. Please do not misunderstand what I am feebly trying to convey.
When we 'just' memorize scripture it becomes a part of our mental library and that is good to a point. There are those who teach the Bible as a textbook of history and stories. All students, at all ages, memorize what they are studying but just mental knowledge is just not enough. What we learn has to be applied to our daily life. Just reading words on a page and remembering is one step, but it must relay the message (the truth) in the context.
Meditating on God's Word results in revelation knowledge that goes to the spirit of man (the heart of man, the center of his being). Once revelation knowledge is given to the one meditating, no angel in heaven, no demon in hell or anything or anyone can take that knowledge from you. You may say, 'How do I meditate the Word, isn't that the same as memorizing?" No, it isn't. When you meditate you place yourself in the passage being used; put yourself in each characters role and 'live' it. You will be amazed at the results.
Meditating on God's Word is the opposite of meditating on what the devil says (worry).
If we meditate on what the devil says to us to tear us down, then we will find ourselves believing it and act on it. The same principal applies when we meditate on what God's Word says, we will believe it and act on it and destroy the works of the devil in our lives.
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08 May 2010
I know I have a hard time memorizing scripture, but I know God's Word resonates within me still. I may not be able to quote it, but I do my best to live it! Some memorize tons of scripture, but they don't really get it....so sad. I'm so glad you shared this!
18 Oct 2009
17 Sep 2009
I love your short, straight shotsclear to our thinker and our hearts! Would love to have you written in a book! Thanks again, Connie!
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