Joshua 1:8 says, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
Notice the words ‘observe to do’ is the fruit of meditating. Joshua was instructed to meditate out loud. That connects for us from Romans 10:17 which says, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Meditating on God’s word requires us to first bring it into our heart so we can ruminate on it. Then we speak the truth and activate it through experience. It is not head knowledge but heart acceptance and practice.
1 Timothy 4:15 says, “Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.” As we meditate on God’s word, we are transformed in our character to be more like Him. Our roots go deeper into our Source of life, and our thoughts become more like His thoughts.
Psalm 1:3 says that when we meditate on His word, we will be like a tree that spreads out its roots by a life-giving source of water. We will not be barren but fruitful, because He will cause everything we do to prosper.
Psalm 119:15 says, “I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways.” Verse 34 says, “Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.”