A picturesque scene reflected on a quiet pond has a beauty all its own. It offers color and perspective that often enhances the splendor of the original. We have the same kind of experience when we meditate on scripture.
We read or hear the original script that resonates with a deeper understanding of the heart. The word of God comes alive as the soul ruminates on the echoing words and phrases of the text.
As we ponder the scripture, we may see a vision or receive interpretations and insights that are very personal. We intentionally set our own thoughts and desires out of the way so that we can receive what God has for us from the written word.
So take another look into your Bible. Read slowly and reflectively to obtain formation for your heart rather than information for your mind. Try the Christian discipline of meditation on scripture.
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