We have inherited from modern times the “rapid rush”, the fast thought process on many issues, but, most of all, we have suffered with this avalanche of information poured upon us.
We’ve gained in many areas with the advancement of technology, but we’ve failed to develop spiritual perceptions that only a mind connected to heaven can perceive.
This happens because Divine revelations do not come when we are distracted with entertainment or selfish and idle thoughts, but instead when we keep the Holy Text in our mind, until we absorb the Truths contained in it for us. Many times, what God wants to tell us is in between the lines, commas, pauses, or even one word, that until then, never had called our attention before.
Jeremiah’s example teaches us how to meditate and hear His Voice. The prophet preached to the Southern Kingdom in its last 40 years of history (626-586 a. C.). Although it happened a long time ago, there is something it has in common with our reality: the majority of people during that time would Hear the Voice of God, but they ignored it, just like today.
The Almighty would always speak with the prophet, and he was not as indifferent as the people, take a look:
Your words were found and I ate them. And Your word became to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart… (Jeremiah 15:16)
Jeremiah considered what God spoke to him like a delicious feast, worthy of being savored with patience and dedication. Therefore he used the metaphor “eating His Word”, because the prophet considered the food sacred for his soul.
The Holy Scriptures have an infinite depth, they were defined by the Lord Jesus as “Spirit and Life”, this way, they are never meant to be understood in a natural way, but only with a devoted and disciplined faith.
Human intelligence is not capable of having someone understand the mysteries hidden in The Word, for they are only revealed to those who actually love them and, “day and night”, meditate on them.
So, one evident sign that someone belongs to God is the intense love toward His Word, visible in the person through a joyful, happy, spontaneous, and disciplined devotion towards His Scripture. It’s not necessary to push someone who is really a child and a new creation to have a relationship with His Scripture, because they make it their spiritual fountain of sustenance and vigor.
Don’t waste your time and life far away from God’s will towards you in His Word, but fill your mind with thoughts about Him, for that will determine your actions and reactions in life.
If you liked this post and became interested to learn more on how to meditate in the Bible, I will speak more about this in the coming weeks.
Until next time!