Meditation: Pursuing Intimacy With God by William FennerWhat the Bible says about Godly Meditation through the Word
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Meditation: Pursuing Intimacy With God
Faithful Christians in years past spent most of their time outside of their employment, reading, listening, studying and meditating on the Word of God. William Fenner said:
There is a tough brawn over thy heart, that it feels not its sins. Now Meditation must look through, and come to the heart at the quick, and cause the truth to dive into the deep places of the soul.
When the timber is hard, the workman cannot thrust in the nail with the weight of his hand: no, he must hammer it in.
Meditation is the hammering of the heart.
It’s a pertinent phrase, ‘Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?’ (Jeremiah 23:29) There be two similitudes, first, of a hammer: the Word of God is the hammer, meditation is the hand that taketh this hammer, and knocks the nail into the rocky heart, and makes it enter: Wilt thou not feel? I’ll make thee feel (saith Meditation) wilt thou not take notice of thy wretched estate?
Meditation comes with blow after blow and makes us notice.