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If you need to know how to handle problems you’re facing, the best thing you can do is spend time in Scripture. Without a doubt.
Last week, Psalm 1:1 warned us not to align ourselves with people who mock God and His ways. This week, verse 2 encourages us to desire and habitually meditate on God’s Word:
Psalm 1:2 (NASB)
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
Re-reading a passage of the Bible over and over again, and taking time to think about what His Word is saying to you regarding your own circumstances, will help you esteem the Author on a deeper and more personal level.
For instance, after pondering each word or segment of the verses last week and this week, it could evolve into a prayer, something like this:
Father, I want a closer relationship with You and to live a life You can bless. Please give me the perseverance to meditate and reflect on Your Word, as much as I need to – even if it’s all day and all night. And as I do this, help me resist anyone and anything that mocks You; including: inappropriate friends, TV shows and music. Amen.
I hope you experience tremendous delight as you meditate on God’s transformative Word.
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