Guest Article-Excerpt from “Expository Listening” By Ken Ramey (By permission of Kress Biblical Resources).
Christians believe that meditation in the Word is essential. A lot of Christians don’t really do that much of it. This is because many don’t know how to do it rightly and/or lack the discipline to master it. I found this article helpful.
“Sometimes the application of a particular text of Scripture is crystal clear. Other times it takes a lot of time and effort before you see how a passage applies to your life. Asking yourself a series of questions as you meditate on a particular passage of Scripture will help you determine how it applies practically to your life. Based on II Timothy 3:16, which states that Scripture is useful for four things–‘for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness’–start by asking yourself the following four questions every time you read the Bible:
1. What did I learn (‘teaching’)?
2. Where do I fall short (‘reproof’)?
3. What do I need to do about it (‘correction’)?
4. How can I make this a consistent part of my life (‘training’)?”
“….Scripture is given…..for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness….” (From II Timothy 3:16).
Selah! Consider this action from “More About Jesus” by Eliza E. Hewitt: “Hearing His voice in every line, making each faithful saying mine.”
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