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I Will Meditate In Thy Precepts

I Will Meditate In Thy Precepts
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Meditation, quite prayers, praising, and worshipping God is not about us. The cardinal principal is it's about God and how His expectations about us is . His virtue, authority, power, and ability . The Psalmist was knowledgeable and wise, he conceded God was the greatest between the two sides of his prayers and everything. So he said;

“I will meditate in thy precepts.”
Psalm 119:15
There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering through meditation on his Word spiritual strength for labour in his service. We ought to muse upon the things of God, because we thus get the real nutriment out of them.

Truth is something like the cluster of the vine: if we would have wine from it, we must bruise it; we must press and squeeze it many times. The bruiser’s feet must come down joyfully upon the bunches, or else the juice will not flow; and they must well tread the grapes, or else much of the precious liquid will be wasted. So we must, by meditation, tread the clusters of truth, if we would get the wine of consolation therefrom.

Our bodies are not supported by merely taking food into the mouth, but the process which really supplies the muscle, and the nerve, and the sinew, and the bone, is the process of digestion. It is by digestion that the outward food becomes assimilated with the inner life. Our souls are not nourished merely by listening awhile to this, and then to that, and then to the other part of divine truth.

Hearing, reading, marking, and learning, all require inwardly digesting to complete their usefulness, and the inward digesting of the truth lies for the most part in meditating upon it. Why is it that some Christians, although they hear many sermons, make but slow advances in the divine life? Because they neglect their closets, and do not thoughtfully meditate on God’s Word.

Many people don't hear from God because like a principled conversation ethos you give others the chance to talk back. Build a hearing virtue. You must also follow the reason for the conversation to make sense and not bubble when talking. Consider the other party as more important since you are the one who initiated the conversation or discussion. AND YOUR OBJECTIVES IN IT IS TO GET SOMETHING OUT OF THE OTHER PARTY ( In this case in PRAYERS, SUPPLICATION, PETITION, INTERCEDING, PRAISING, OR WORSHIP). IT'S GOD.

They love the wheat, but they do not grind it; they would have the corn, but they will not go forth into the fields to gather it; the fruit hangs upon the tree, but they will not pluck it; the water flows at their feet, but they will not stoop to drink it.

From such folly deliver us, O Lord, and be this our resolve this morning, “I will meditate in thy precepts.”

Jude Ndukwe
Jude Ndukwe, © 2018

The author has 102 publications published on Modern Ghana.Column: JudeNdukwe

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