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Meditating on Word - 40 Day Chart

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Meditating on Word - 40 Day Chart

  1. 1. Memory Verse: Proverbs 30:5 “Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.” Memory Verse: Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Memory Verse: Luke 11:28 “He replied, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.’” Memory Verse: 2 Timothy 2:15 “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” Memory Verse: Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” 1 Peter 1:23 “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.” Memory Verse: Psalm 119:9 “How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.” Memory Verse: Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Ps. 119: 1-8 Ps. 119: 9-16 Ps. 119: 17-24 Ps. 119: 25-32 Ps. 119: 33-40 Ps. 119: 41-48 Ps. 119: 49-56 Ps. 119: 57-64 Ps. 119: 65-72 Ps. 119: 73-80 Ps. 119: 81-88 Ps. 119: 89-96 Ps. 119: 97-104 Ps. 119: 105-112 Ps. 119: 113-120 Ps. 119: 121-128 Ps. 119: 129-136 Ps. 119: 137-144 Ps. 119: 145-152 Ps. 119: 153-160 Ps. 119: 161-168 Ps. 119: 169-176 James 1 James 2 James 3+4 James 5 1 Peter 1 1 Peter 2 1 Peter 3 1 Peter 4 1 Peter 5 2 Peter 1 2 Peter 2 2 Pet. 3; 1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5 2 John, 3 John Jude
  2. 2. Luke 8:18 “Therefore consider carefully how you listen” 1 Thessalonians 2:13: “And for this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received from us the word of God’s message, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.” Listening to God must involve God’s Word and the Holy Spirit working together in the mind and heart of the believer. • God never contradicts His Word. We must learn to examine everything in the light of the Holy Scripture. • I need to expose myself to the Word privately, and corporately. In order to listen to God, one must be prepared to listen and to participate. How? • Need for spiritual preparation - confession of sins, worries etc. • Need for an open heart - self-examination - be honest for the purpose of seeing our motives, our sources of trust or the things we depend on for our security, i.e., the condition of our lives as they really are. • Need for active participation - repentance if needed, worship, thankfulness etc. • Take every word at its primary, usual meaning unless it indicates otherwise - plain sense of the word. • Let Scripture interpret Scripture - use cross- references to check meaning of words so that you understand it properly. • Scripture never contradicts Scripture. • There is only ONE interpretation but many applications. Interpretation is not the same as application. Therefore you must: o Know the author’s intended meaning. o Know the historical and cultural context the passage was written in. 2 Peter 1:20 "Knowing this first that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation." • Recognise that there are literal and figurative languages (trees clap their hands) used in the Bible. • Trust that the Bible is very clear and meant to be understood by everybody who is hungry for the truth, in its essential and important teachings e.g salvation by faith - so that everybody can be saved. • Read from the text and NOT into it, i.e. searching for meanings that are not there! • Invite the Holy Spirit to be present when we read the Bible. • Highlight words which refer to God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit in separate colours (including other names or pronouns which refer to them). • Then using the 5Ws (what, why, where, when, who) and 1H (how) - ask questions of each character of the Trinity. E.g. What did Jesus do? How did He do it? • After doing this, ask yourself these questions: o What have I learnt about God the Father or Jesus Christ or the Holy Spirit from this passage? o How has this knowledge changed my view of God? o What will I do as a result of knowing this about God the Father or Jesus Christ or the Holy Spirit? o Journal what you have learnt and what you have committed to do. 1 Timothy 4:15 “Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress may be evident to all.” John 17:3 "This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. HOW TO LISTEN TO GOD THROUGH HIS WORD HOW TO INTERPRET GOD’S WORD CORRECTLY HOW TO READ THE BIBLE TO KNOW GOD BETTER

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