What We Are Learning
In Psalm 119: 15, the psalmist declares that he or she will “meditate on God’s precepts” (KJV). At Trinity, we are learning that in order for God’s Word to change us and make us more like Jesus Christ, we must do more than merely hear it. We must meditate on it, mull over it, and truly “digest” it. We need to make sure that it becomes so much a part of us that it affects our choices and acts as a guide or conscience for us in practical situations. James 1:24-25 notes that many people are only hearers of the Word: they hear it one minute and then forget it the next. Consequently, these people are never changed by God’s Word. However, if we humbly allow the Word to be implanted in our hearts, hearing it AND doing it, we will be sure to reap the benefits, and ultimately, we will be made more like Christ, the Word Incarnate.
Scriptures to Ponder
“Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does” (NASB).