Can You Hear Me Now?
weekly devotions to refresh your soul by Dr. Dan Bolin - June 8, 2021
“The person who never meditates with delight on the glory of Christ in the Scriptures now will not have any real desire to see that glory in heaven. What sort of faith and love do people have who find time to think about many other things but make no time for meditating on this glorious subject?” - John Owen
It wasn’t too many years ago that seeing a person walking down the street while talking to themself would have been cause for concern. Are they mad? Are they speaking to an imaginary friend? Do they need help? But today, these seemingly one-way conversations are commonplace as people chatter with unseen yet real friends on their mobile phones. Mumbling or muttering to ourselves is not a bad thing, as long as we are wrestling with significant issues. The psalmist explains that a blessed person delights and meditates on God’s Word. He said, “his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:2). Biblical meditating is distinctly different from today’s techniques designed to clear our minds. Conversely, meditating involves thinking deeply and ruminating on God’s revealed truth. The Hebrew word for meditate has the root meaning to mutter, or to mumble. Meditating on God’s Word means we roll it around in our minds, trying to understand the concepts and striving to find ways to apply the truth to our lives. Talk to yourself; mumble, and mutter, but stay on subject. Keep God’s Word as the focus of your attention day and night.
Dan Bolin President Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc