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How to Meditate on Scripture

letting the Word of God dwell in our lives
The words of Scripture are living words. (See Hebrews 4:12.) They contain eternal wisdom held in the shell of human words. God wants us to “break open” these human words and begin to discover the rich wealth of personal application and understanding that they hold.

Hear God’s Voice

how does God speak?
People everywhere yearn to hear God’s voice. Is God speaking to us? Is it possible to hear His voice? Does God want us to hear His voice? How does God speak? How are we to listen?

Twelve “Tongue Tamers”

Scriptures about controlling your words
The following Bible verses are a few of many that address the power of words and your responsibility for what you speak.

Discover Scripture’s Meaning

research God’s Word to gain key insights
A key to engrafting God’s Word into our lives is deepening our understanding of it by studying passages of Scripture, understanding the meanings of root words, and considering cross-references and historical data.

Rekindling Your “First Love” for the Lord

remember, repent, and do the “first works”
When a person receives Christ as his Savior, he experiences the delight of “first love” for the Lord. God’s Spirit witnesses with his spirit that he is a child of God (see Romans 8:16), and this newfound relationship brings great joy and freedom.

Scripture Meditation

realizing, reflecting on, and responding to God’s truth
The Bible offers numerous insights into Scripture meditation. Learning what God’s Word has to say about it is essential to comprehending the topic.

Understand and Apply Scripture

live according to the Word of God
All Scripture must be diligently studied and accurately applied. The Bible says, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing [expounding correctly] the word of truth” (II Timothy 2:15).

Engraft God’s Word Into Your Life

the importance of meditating on the Word of God
Have you experienced the futility of trying to produce spiritual fruit by your own efforts? If you redirect your energies to “engraft” Scripture into your life and meditate on it day and night, God’s Word will successfully bear good fruit in your life.

Read Psalms and Proverbs in a Month

deepen your prayer life and gain wisdom
The Books of Psalms and Proverbs divide nicely into daily readings that correspond with the dates of the month. The following reading plan is a great option for personal or family devotions. Each day you will read five Psalms and one chapter of Proverbs.

Studying Scripture With Online Resources

Many Web sites offer valuable information to assist you with a study of Scripture. Below are descriptions of several Web sites that we have found to be helpful and reliable.

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