Today’s Thoughts – 2 November 2020

Today’s Thoughts – 2 November 2020

By T. S. Candee on November 2, 2020 in First Timothy Thoughts

Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

1 Timothy 4:15

We must devote our lives to Christ. And to do so, we must meditate on the Word of God. Meditation here carries the idea of “being in them, giving yourself totally to them.”

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; And in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Psalm 1:2

We must keep our eyes on the main thing – Jesus Christ. We cannot be looking to one side or the other with the distractions of this world. For if we do, we will begin to serve two masters which we know we cannot do (Matthew 6:24). We also become a double-minded person when we allow many things in our lives that take us from the Word of God (James 1:8).

Understandably, we have many pursuits in our lives. I understand this 100%. I work a full-time job, run a company building websites for multiple clients, work on my own projects (church camp app, URL shortener, multiple links apps, etc.), work on projects for my church (devotionals, institute, website, streaming, etc.), while also pursuing the calling of serving the Lord with my life. With all that goes on in our lives, how can we stay focused on the main thing?

It comes down to meditation again. When you give yourself wholly to something, you are consumed by it. Think back to a time when you fell deeply in love with your spouse. You gave yourself wholly to that person (you still should, by the way). You were consumed with the thoughts of spending time with that person. You wanted to know what they were doing or how they were doing. You were focused on them.

We must maintain the same dedication to meditating on the Word of God. Let it fully consume us so that we dwell on it throughout each day. Don’t let the other pursuits of this world keep you from spending time in the Word of God each day.

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T. S. Candee

T. S. Candee works at Central Baptist Church as the Media Director. He is also being mentored for full-time Christian service

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