Week 2 Recap: It was too much. Seriously, I have to admit the idea of glancing at SEVEN verses throughout the day just didn’t happen. I did not spend as much time in meditation this week because I found the material more difficult to memorize and internalize. I did however find some wonderful resources to focus deeply on each of the pieces of armor, including this Bible Study. Which piece of armor stood out to you during your time of meditation?
How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!”
Those who share the Gospel are said to have beautiful feet. The Gospel itself brings us peace and yet it is a part of the armor. I love this thought-provoking thought from MacLaren’s Expositions of Holy Scriptures:
It brings us peace first, and then it says to us, ‘Now, having got peace in your heart, because peace with God, go out and fight to keep it.’ For, if we are warring with the devil we are at peace with God; and if we are at peace with the devil we are warring with God. So the two states of peace and war go together. There is no real peace which has not conflict in it, and the Gospel is ‘the Gospel of peace,’ precisely because it enlists us in Christ’s army and sends us out to fight Christ’s battles.
Lace up those shoes and let’s get going!
**New Here? If you did not have an opportunity to do last week’s Faith Reboot meditation exercise here is the Ephesians Meditation PDF file with this week’s Scripture.) There is also a helpful creative picture for a visual representation of the armor.
This Week’s Meditation Assignment:
The Names of God
Ideas on How to Meditate this Week:
- Study one Name of God per day for one week. Today sit in a quiet room in a comfortable position. Read over this list four times. Observe the phrases/names which most stand out to you. Use those seven names as your meditation material this week.
- Select 2 or 3 names from the picture at the right that stand out to you and meditate on them throughout the week. I will be using this method, personally, because I think I can meditate more easily and deeply on a smaller amount of material.
For more information on living the peace-filled Christian life, read Discovering Inner Peace. For more information on Biblical Meditation, read How Can You Meditate on God’s Word from Bible Gateway or this in-depth article Biblical Meditation from Bible.org.
Coming Week 3 of the 30 Day Biblical Meditation Challenge: Redeemed Positive Thinking.
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