Psalm 1:1-2 tell us; "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD. and in His law he meditates day and night." (NKJV)
Meditation can be difficult and more believers struggle with meditation than they should. Yet, the Scripture tells us that the "man" (person) who meditates on God's word is blessed, or has the favor of God upon them. Therefore, it behooves a believer to meditate on God's word.
Meditation is not a deep and dark dungeon that we have to traverse in order to reap the wonderful benefits of obedience. Let me give you a few suggestions that might help you get started and to develop a life long practice of meditation upon God's wonderful Word.
Five Steps for Meditation on Scripture
- Police - limit the portion of scripture to one verse, a portion of a verse, or even a single word. To much Scripture can make meditation difficult or impossible. Your devotion or quiet time is not the time for your annual Bible reading plan.
- Pinpoint - observe and define key words (use Greek/English Dictionaries if needed); determine the key idea or main thought
- Probe - dig deep by asking questions, use "My Six Little Friends;" Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why"
- Pray - for enablement to implement the key idea
- Practice - Be a doer of the Word and not merely a hearer