Unlike the natural food; there is no aspect of the word of God that is not beneficial.  There is no part of the word of God that goes into waste.  It is important that the word of God goes through ‘mental digestion’; it is the mental digestion that produces understanding required to make the most of the word.

The word of God must be absorbed into the spirit; the word must be soaked into the spirit.  The purpose of meditation is to result into absorption.  The Bible says:

“My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.  Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.  For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.” – Proverbs 4:20-22

The mentally digested word must be retained so as to become “health to the flesh”.  This means the word becoming the tangible result of the picture painted in the word.

The Psalmist said he kept, retained and absorbed the word in his heart to live holy and refrain from sinning against God.  Psalm 119:11. The word is holy; the word paints the picture of holiness, retaining the holy word in the heart made the Psalmist holy.  The word that is not retained is the heart is the word that is lost.  The word that is lost is the word that cannot benefit the loser.

Absorption of the word is not cramming the word; it is retaining the word in your heart so as to have the word dwell in you richly as prescribed from the scriptures.  Many people that quote scriptures without practically reading from the physical Bible have actually absorbed the scriptures.  The scriptures have become part of the individual.

For instance, if you need divine healing; locate some healing scriptures, meditate on them continually until the scriptures become part of you; you will suddenly discover that you would be able to recount the scriptures without practically reading them.  This means that the word is now resident in your spirit.  It is one of the best things that can ever happen to any man.  This is equally applicable to any other areas of life that needs divine attention.

Scriptures for meditation: Proverbs 4:20-22

Jesus is Lord!

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