Be Occupied with the Word Through Meditation by Wilhelmus a'Brakel (1635-1711)What the Bible says about Godly Meditation through the Word
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Be occupied in reading the Word, which is the voice of this Prophet, as well as in hearing sermons and catechism instruction. Meditate upon what you have read and heard. “search the Scriptures” (John 5:39); “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly” (Col. 3:16); “In His law doth he meditate day and night” (Ps. 1:2). Do not imagine that you will either acquire or increase in knowledge if your mind is not set on this, if you are not willing to make an effort, and if the ordained means are not used in earnest. “Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding, if thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures, then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God” (Prov. 2:3–5).
Wilhelmus à Brakel, (1993). The Christian’s reasonable service and 2 (Vol. 1, p. 529). Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications.