“This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.” (Joshua 1:8)
“But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:2)
If Satan has a strategy to defeat God, I wonder if it might include confusing God’s people as to who they are and why they are here? Might it include keeping people away from serious involvement with the Word of God? By keeping our relationship with God’s Word superficial and secondary, he prevents us from going deep with God. Someone has said the Adversary majors in three things: noise, hurry and crowds.
Each of these are opposed to and work against developing and maintaining the mind of Christ through studying and meditating on the Word. They’re designed to keep us out of the Word, which is so essential to our ability to avoid the delusions of Satan and the world system and to hear and respond to the call of God on our lives.
What does it mean to meditate? Meditation means “the act of focusing one’s thoughts: to ponder, think on, muse.” Meditation consists of reflective thinking or contemplation, usually on a specific subject, to discern its meaning or significance or a plan of action.
There are four objectives of meditation: Worship (Ps 27:4), Instruction (Ps 49:3), Motivation / Encouragement (Josh 1:7-8), and Transformation (Ps 4:4; 19:14; 119:15).
In this season, we can find life in time spent with God. Since our gatherings are few and far between, seek to find a special place with God. Mediate on His Word, worship, and be encouraged. 2 Tim 1:6 invites us to fan into flame the gift of God . . . for the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline!
In this season of fear, I commit to live in the presence of God. I invite you to join me in removing fear from our lives and replacing it with faith in God. Be blessed today.