Happy Friday! I hope you have something fun or relaxing planned for this weekend – or maybe just something you want to get accomplished! My husband and I are headed out on a date tonight, and tomorrow we hope to make progress on staining a dresser that we’re refinishing.
We’ve come to the final day of our series asking ourselves, “Why Should I…?” We’ve talked about reading our Bible, praying, being thankful, and serving others. The last question we’ll address is “Why should I meditate on Scripture?”
1. To renew our minds.
As we go through the day, our minds are overrun with conflicting thoughts and ideas. Many of them are not helpful or uplifting. Meditating on God’s Word can keep us thinking on those things that honor God (Philippians 4:8).
2. Because it brings success.
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” ~Joshua 1:8
I think this promise is just as applicable to us as it was to Joshua. Meditating on God’s Word and applying it in our lives will prosper us in many ways.
3. To get victory over sin.
“Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.” ~Psalm 119:11
Memorizing and meditating on specific Bible verses can give us victory over the sin we struggle with. There is power in God’s Word.
4. To gain wisdom.
Scripture is full of truth that will help us deal with the situations we face. The Holy Spirit can take the verses that we meditate on and give us direction and discernment.
5. To help us praise and worship God.
“My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.” ~Psalm 119:48
It’s such a blessing to be able to praise God with His own words! When we’ve memorized a praise passage, say from the Psalms, we can think about it as we go through our day. At any point, we can have our own private worship time as we use those verses to praise Him.
Thanks so much for following along with the series this week! I hope something we’ve discussed has encouraged you to cultivate habits that will help you grow in your walk with the Lord.