The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom

June 13: Cogitation in the Word

Joshua 1:8

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

Romans 10:10

For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation.

Cogitation is the art of thinking deeply in the Word, so much so that the Word soaks into the heart and one becomes one with the Word. The Word is meant to live in us. Colossians 3:16 tells us to let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly. The Word is meant to dwell in us richly. How? By practicing the art of deep cogitation in the Word. When the Word prevails over natural thinking, the supernatural is released; heaven kisses the earth, and the earth yields her increase. Nothing is habitual with the supernatural or miraculous as the renewed mind; a mind that accepts the realities of the Word independent of sensual evidences. The mind that is in tune with the Word; a mind that has come under the influence of the Word through interaction and collaboration with the Word. Today’s opening Scripture reveals the art of cogitation in the Word. It says the Word must not depart from our mouth, that is confession; confessing the Word. Then it says to cogitate or meditate in the Word day and night. Did you notice that it is your confession of the Word that ought to become your meditation in the Word?

Scriptural meditation is so important in the life of a believer because that is the way to enter into biblical believing. Romans 10:10 tells us that it is with the heart that we believe unto righteousness. You don’t believe with your head; you believe with your heart. If you don’t get into biblical meditation, you are not giving your heart the opportunity to respond to the Word of God correctly. But when you do, faith wells up inside of you. Glory to God! That faith is genuine because it is from the heart and it comes from the Word of God in your spirit. Then you can enter into the treasure of God in knowledge and in understanding, and you can begin to walk in the light of that which God has given you. Hallelujah! That was the same secret our covenant fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob engaged for success in their walk with God. You ought not to act different from the covenant fathers of faith. Settle down and begin to meditate on God’s Word, and capture everything that the Lord has prepared for you. Feed your heart with the Word, so your mouth may declare it, and that you may walk in the light of it, and see your desires leap into being for you.

My Solid Front (Confession): 

Thank You Heavenly Father for the beautiful, ancient secret of meditation. I declare that I engage this wonderful God-given privilege, meditating in the Word with deep cogitation continually, and I declare that I make my way prosperous and I have good success in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Meditation:

Genesis 24:63; Psalms 63:5-7.

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