Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

Joshua 1:8

With all my heart I seek you.
Do not allow me to stray from your commands.
In my heart I store up your words,
so I might not sin against you.
You deserve praise, O Lord.
Teach me your statutes.

Psalm 119:10-12

Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

James 1:21-25

Don’t neglect a time of intentional Spiritual focus and contemplation centered on the Word of God. Don’t convince yourself that it is not commanded for Christians or that you simply don’t have time. We make time for God.

We don’t need an immediately deep understanding, either. Meditation grows depth of understanding. It is part of our communication with God, and our appreciation for our relationship with him.

Ethan Kirl