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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Thursday, July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011 (habitually meditate)

habitually meditate

“It often astonishes me
that I did not see
the importance of meditation upon Scripture
earlier in my Christian life.
As the outward man is not fit for work
for any length of time unless he eats,
so it is with the inner man.
What is the food for the inner man?
Not prayer, but the Word of God –
not the simple reading of the Word of God,
so that it only passes through our minds,
just as water runs through a pipe.
No, we must consider what we read,
ponder over it, and apply it to our hearts.”
- George Muller

(HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable)
is the man who walks and lives not
in the counsel of the ungodly
[following their advice, their plans and purposes],
nor stands [submissive and inactive]
in the path where sinners walk,
nor sits down [to relax and rest]
where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.
But his delight and desire
are in the law of the Lord,
and on His law
(the precepts, the instructions,
the teachings of God)
he habitually meditates
(ponders and studies)
by day and by night.
And he shall be like a tree
firmly planted [and tended]
by the streams of water,
ready to bring forth its fruit in its season;
its leaf also shall not fade or wither;
and everything he does
shall prosper [and come to maturity].”
- Psalm 1:1-3 AMP

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