I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways—O how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.–Psalm 119:15, 97
Shortly after I was saved I started on a plan to read through the Bible every year. That was a practice I continued for many years and it was a blessing. There’s nothing wrong with reading through the Bible in a year, but there is something better. Instead of seeing how much you can read, it’s better to seriously meditate on what you do read.
One of the greatest experiences in my life was teaching a series of word by word studies from Psalm 119. Anyone who loves the Bible will love this chapter. It will literally change your life. Every Christian ought to be well acquainted with it.
Our problem is that we are in to big of a hurry. We need to learn to slow down and really listen to what God is saying. I recently ran across this following quote that gives us some great advice. I hope you will consider what it says:
Remember that it is not hasty reading—but serious
meditation on holy and heavenly truths, which makes
them prove sweet and profitable to the soul.
It is not the mere touching of the flower by the
bee which gathers honey—but her abiding for a
time on the flower which draws out the sweet.
It is not he who reads most, but he who meditates
most—who will prove to be the choicest,
sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian.