Chewing on The Word

Chewing on The Word
If you say to someone “let me chew on that” what are you saying? You're saying “let me think about it”.
Meditating (chewing) on scripture is just that. It simply means to think seriously about what you have read. It means you engage your mind.
You say yes but… wait a second. If you know how to worry (and most of us do), you know how to meditate. Worry is simply negative meditation. When you worry, you take a negative thought and go over and over it in your mind. And the more you worry, the bigger your problem becomes. In meditation, you do the same thing with Scripture: You go over and over what you have read but unlike with worry it produces positive results.
I came across something that might help you called “pronouncing it.” Say a Bible verse aloud over and over again. Each time you say it, emphasize a different word.
Here is an example Philippians 4:13, for example: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (NKJV). The first time you say the verse, emphasize I. The next time emphasize can. And so on, until you emphasize the last word of the verse. Each time you say the verse, its meaning will be nuanced in a different way.
Give it a try. If you have something that has worked for you pleased share it in the response section below.
2Timothy 2:7 says, “Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this” (NIV).

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