The rewards of meditation

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Meditation

Paul shares five things that a good Christian leader needs to be disciplined in:

1. Being a good example (vv. 11-12)

2. Reading (v. 13)

3. Exhorting (v . 13)

4. Exercising your gift (v. 14)

5. Meditating on the word of God (v. 15)

6. Keeping a close watch on how you live and on what you teach (v. 16).

Some of the rewards of meditation are:

1. Good success (Joshua 1:8)      

2. Wiser than our enemies (Psalm 119:97-98)

3. More understanding than all your teachers (Psalm 119:99)

4. Joy, health and personal fulfillment (Psalm 63:5-6)

5. Prosperity in every venture that you undertake (Psalm 1:2-3)

6. Success will be obvious for everyone to see (Psalm 1:4-5)

Application

How can I be a good example in what I’m involved in today? (I cannot be without God’s help.) Timothy was to give himself wholly to Paul’s instructions then progress would be seen by all observers. Meditation is centering my thoughts around scripture and prayerfully reviewing the Word of God over and over like a cow chewing her cud. The more I share from my Quiet Time the more I will be thinking on it. It is my desire to share something I learned today with someone else?    

I Timothy 4:11-16 (English Standard Version)

Command and teach these things. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

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