Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Quality Bible Reading

Quantity of daily Bible study isnt near as important as quality. Dont try to choke down large portions, rather meditate and consider carefully small nuggets. Perhaps one verse or just one word, mull it over. Ask God...What does this mean? Daily bread is best when consumed in small portions, ever try to choke down a whole loaf of bread at once? His Word is too rich and full of life to eat quickly.

Savored. Experienced.

For instance. All...small little insignificant word right? Wrong ...in word or deed do all in the name of the Lord Jesus. Ive been meditating on that small 3 letter word for several days now. All. Just one word can change the course of eternity forever, one of His Words.

Living Words.

“Remember that it is not hasty reading, but serious meditation on holy and heavenly truths, that makes them prove sweet and profitable to the soul. It is not the mere touching of the flower by the bee that gathers honey, but her abiding for a time on the flower that draws out the sweet. It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most, that will prove to be the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian.” Thomas Brooks

Plug words or verses into Strongs Concordance . Study the root of a word. So many moms say they cant find time to read much less study but honestly it takes 2 minutes to look up the root meaning of a word. Carry that word with you throughout the day contemplating what God is telling us about Himself.  Meditate. The Word tells us to strive to enter into rest, commit and determine to enter in. Fight for fellowship with Christ. Hes worthy of our deepest most reverent consideration.

“As you read, pause frequently to meditate on the meaning of what you are reading. Absorb the Word into your system by dwelling on it, pondering it, going over it again and again in your mind, considering it from many different angles, until it becomes part of you.” Nancy Leigh DeMoss

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