Have you ever glanced at your phone or watch to check the time, and after you’ve done so, you check it again like fifteen seconds later?
And after that, did you check it once, maybe even twice more, because although you were staring right at it, for some reason, those little numbers on the display didn’t quite register in your mind as to what time it was?
If you’ve never done this before, then that’s awesome.
However, some of us, like myself, are very familiar with this.
So, why do you think we do it?
I’m not sure about others, but in my case, I’m sure it has something to do with my tendency to become easily distracted with things going on around me. I find that I have my mind focused on a host of things at the same time – not fully engaged in one specific activity.
I’ll admit, it drives me crazy sometimes- having my mind in ten different places at one time.
But my point is this, How much more difficult would it be for me to try and recall what I’ve read, after only taking a quick glance over God’s word every now and then?
The Bible tells us that we should meditate on the word of God both day and night, and keep it hidden in our hearts.
With all the distractions in the world, and all the things that try to steal our attention and take our mind off God, it’s good for us to re-center our focus, by actively engaging in His word each day.
We are to be doers of the word and not hearers only, so that we are not like the man who looks in the mirror, walks away, and then immediately forgets what kind of man he is (James 1:23-24).
Therefore, we do well if we remember to meditate on the word, do the word, and hide the word in our hearts like the treasure that it is.
Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
12 Blessed are You, O Lord!
Teach me Your statutes.
13 With my lips I have declared
All the judgments of Your mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,
As much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on Your precepts,
And contemplate Your ways.