Everyone looks forward to Harvest celebration, especially that delicious meat! It is mouthwatering. With every bite, your stomach is screaming, “yes!, love it!, more please!”
Why is that meat so delicious? Because it has been marinated in rich gravy for hours, so the gravy has made every morsel moist and tender.
That is analogous to the power of deep thinking, pondering the Bible.
Joshua 1:8 ends with a promise we love – who doesn’t want to be prosperous & successful? But what is the prerequisite? We have to learn the Word so that it becomes the driving force behind every thought and action. That takes time. Only then can we reap the full blessing of God on our lives.
Psalm 1:3 gives another promise that a believer can be as solid as a tree. Who wouldn’t want that! But here again there is a prerequisite: more deep thinking, pondering, processing the Word so that it is our foundation for living.
Well, if deep thinking/pondering the Word is so essential for bountiful Christian living, why is it not more commonly practiced today? Because we live in an instant, impatient world, and pondering/deep thinking takes time. The Bible cannot become part of us by hurriedly reading it.
Look again at the rich results of slowly processing/pondering the Word. Certainly that is the kind of believer you want to be! Time to slow down your reading, ponder carefully so the Bible can have the maximum impact it was intended to have on you?