There are many times in the Bible where the idea of meditation is mentioned. David in Psalm 1 says that he meditates on the word of the Lord. The image that most Christians get of this passage is of someone sitting quietly and reflecting. The word used here is Hagah (in Hebrew) and Hagah has a much more interesting interpretation. Hagah can be interpreted as growl or devourer.
The picture that is painted by this Hebrew word is a lion devouring his pray. If another lion comes over the first will roar and challenge the newcomers. This is the mentality we as students of this book should have. As one of my Bible teachers in High school said, “This is mine and I’m not missing one single scrap”. We need to ravage this book; tear it to shreds as we pull out every detail of G-d’s word. The Bible isn’t suppose to sit on our shelves collecting dust we need to use it everyday, tear into it and discover as much as we can about this story… this love letter from G-d to his people.
This is the philosophy and foundation for my faith and lifestyle. I commit all of myself to everything I am involved in. Teaching, learning, volunteering, I want to give one hundred and ten percent of myself so when I look back I will not feel guilty for not having done everything I could have to; reach that one student who was quiet in the back of class, make the best lesson or Bible study I could, or succeed in whatever I've set my mind too. I encourage you to live a life that tears at every scrap you have been gifted. Don't simply sit by and meditate or think about what you have been called to do with your life, take action build his kingdom!
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