by Adrian Rogers, Love Worth Finding Ministries
Bible Study Tools
We saw that it must be assimilated - taken into your mind, understood, and provided as nourishment for your soul and spirit. How do you do that? First by praying, asking God to be your teacher, then by meditating.
Meditate Upon It
I will meditate on Your precepts And regard Your ways.
And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, Which I love; And I will meditate on Your statutes.
Remember, too, that the Bible contains different forms of literature. Read poetry as poetry, prophecy as prophecy. See precept as precept, promise as promise, and proverb as proverb.
For example, a proverb is a general principle that when generally applied brings a general result. In the book of Proverbs there are ways to be healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word.
You have ordained Your precepts, That we should keep them diligently. Oh that my ways may be established To keep Your statutes!
Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So I will meditate on Your wonders.
I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings And shall not be ashamed.
Let my tongue sing of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteousness.