Muttering and Meditating

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Blessed is the man…his delight is in the law of the Lord and in His law he meditates day and night. Psalm 1:1-2 

Mr. Strong’s concordance says: #1897, meditates – hagah in the Hebrew — to reflect, to moan, to mutter

NIV Application Commentary says:  the sound of low voices murmuring or muttering as one reads Scripture in a low undertone.

So the root word of meditate involves more than our English understanding of meditation, which we relate more to thinking silently. Obviously there’s nothing wrong with thinking silently on God’s word, but speaking it carries even more power. 

This is what I’ve been taught recently about meditating on God’s word.

Take for instance the scripture: God is my helper.(part of psalm 54:4)

First, repeat the scripture out loud, emphasizing the word God.

God is my helper. (repeat several times)

Then emphasize the next word:

God is my helper. (repeat)

Next.

God is my helper. (repeat)

Again.

God is my helper. (repeat)

By speaking and muttering, we are putting God’s word in our mouth and in our heart. 

So then the next time I have a crisis (that will be another post) I will remember God is my helper, and not the chocolate chip cookies.

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Muttering and Meditating

  1. I really enjoyed this…I did the repeats with emphasis on each word….It sounds different each time but still was the same message. Thank you.

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