Meditation on God’s Word doesn’t have to end when your devotional time is over. You can continue the blessing by taking Scripture with you throughout the day.
Some people memorize a passage or write it on a card so they can have it available to read when they get a few moments. An engineer uses his coffee breaks to continue his reflection on God’s Word. Homemakers attach verses to the refrigerator or bathroom mirror. Truckers put portions of the Bible on their dashboard.
Leslie B. Flynn tells of a brilliant college student who volunteered to work at a church camp and ended up as the designated potato peeler. A friend who admired her intelligence said, “It’s too bad you had to end up peeling potatoes.” She replied, “I don’t have to think about potatoes while I’m peeling them. So I think about my Bible verse for the day.”
The psalmist indicated that he didn’t read God’s Word and then forget it. He meditated on it all day (119:97). Likewise, the “blessed man” of Psalm 1 reflected on God’s Word “day and night” (v.2). And when the Word of God is in our minds from morning to night, we’ll be more likely to obey it and far less likely to violate it. That’s the value of ongoing meditation.
We must read Scripture every day
And meditate on what God said
To fight temptation from the world
And live a life that's Spirit led. —Sper
Reading the Bible without meditating on it is like eating without chewing.