But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.
There are about 20 references to meditation in the Bible. Meditation is simply thinking about something a lot, going over and over it, what you think about a lot is what you do, it is what you become. Most just let their mind think about whatever it wants, and because of the world that we live in, our own flesh and the devil and his demons our mind left alone will always focus on and meditate on the negative.
Those who want to grow in character, bear much fruit, and grow close to Jesus will make memorizing scripture and medtating on what they memorize a high priority in their life. A good starter goal is to memorize one new verse each week and meditate on what you have memorized. Use some kind of system to make the most of your time. A good system that I used for year’s is to put verses on 3×5 cards and put the cards in a shoe box. Put the box next to your favorite chair or next to your bed, or hot tub. Pull out some cards in the back of the box and go over them until you have them memorized and then put the cards in the front of the box. Any of them that you struggled with put in the middle of the box. I use an App on my cell phone called “Bible Memory” and it works great. I can put verses in the system using any translation I want, memorize and review them often very effectively. The last five years that I have used this App I have memorized a hundred new verses each year.
So many people tell me that they can’t memorize, but you can, that is just an excuse, people don’t work at it because it is hard and most of us are into easy. The more you work at it the stronger your mind becomes, the easier it will be to memorize even more.