Scripture Meditation Plan Discussion Page

The Scripture Meditation Plan Discussion Page

This page is intended for people who are using the Scripture Meditation Plan.* We want to Planhear what you have to say. This is a place to share as God speaks to you in your Scriptural meditation and study. It’s also a place to ask clarifying questions about how to use the plan and to help each other.

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  1. THE THREE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS I GET

    Are these: what is the order of my reading; how many verses do I read from each section; how long does it take; and how do I write stuff down? (Yeah, I know that’s FOUR questions, but the “time” and “verses” question are related.)

    What is the order of my reading? I read the Psalm(s) of the day first; then the Old Testament passage; then the New Testament Narrative; and finally the NT Letter.

    How long and how many verses? This varies widely by reader and by day, and especially by how much meditation I do. Today I read: Psalm 58 (eleven verses), Deut. 4:25-31 (I’ll let you do the math), John 11:1-16 (Jesus is absent while Lazarus dies), and 2 Cor. 1:1-4. That’s a total–between all four readings–of only 38 verses. Some days it’s more but this is probably average. I took time to meditate on 2 Cor. 1:4 … “who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

    I probably prayed and meditated on that for fifteen minutes. (And I did “mini” prayers/meditations on the other passages as I went through them.)

    I use my laptop’s word processor (WORD) as my journal. As I read each passage–or after each passage–I write down what struck me or just a summary of it. So, for Deut. 4:25-31 today, I wrote a summary, while for the John 11:1-16, I wrote what struck me most (Jesus said that the illness of Lazarus was so that he, the Son of God, might be glorified through it). When I’m done with all four passages, I decided what to meditate on, and the summary/observations help me choose.

    Then, in my journal, I just indicate what verse to start with tomorrow. This usually is the next verse, but I was so struck by 2 Cor. 1:4, I am going to begin again with the verse before that and return to verse 4.

    Sam