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don t have time for it. People would rather be amused. That’s the nega­ tion, meaning to not think. Meditate in the Hebrew has the idea of habitu­ ally turning over something in one’s mind. It is like the cow that chews her cud. There has to be the personal application and meditation on the Word of God. This should give us a lesson as to what God can do if we meditate upon His Word, finding de- PERFECT TRUST I may not always know the way Wherein God leads my feet; But this I know, that round my path His love and wisdom meet; And so I rest content to know He guides my feet where’er I go. I may not always understand Just why He sends to me Some bitter grief, some heavy loss, But, though I cannot see, I kneel, and whisper through my tears A prayer for help, and know He hears. My cherished plans and hopes may fail, My idols turn to dust, But this I know, my Father’s love Is always safe to trust; These things are dear to me, but still. Above them all I love His will. O, precious peace within my heart; O, blessed rest to know A Father's love keeps constant watch. Amid life’s ebb and flow; I ask no more than this; I rest Content, and know His way is best. light in it. In Jeremiah 15:16 we are told the prophet’s testimony: “Thy words were found, and I did eat them: and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart.” The word joy, suggests the initial or original eating of the Scrip­ ture, while the rejoicing is the medi­ tation, or in terms of the cow again, the cud. By meditating the Bible be­ comes both of these things: our joy 10

and rejoicing. Let’s make sure that we’re feasting on the right things, or we’re going to wind up with spir­ itual ulcers. I can remember when I was growing up that there was a cartoon series in our newspapers that was called, “Aunt Het.” She was always coming up with some very perceptive “farm yard” counsel. I recall one illustration which had her saying on this occasion, “I used to get awful mad at things and folks. My mind was always in a stew. But I had to give it up, because it gave me indigestion.” If you’re going to chew the cud on things that make you mad and about people who have done things that are not too pleasing to you, you’re going to get a good case of spiritual indigestion. Make sure you’re thinking about the things that lead to real spiritual benefit. Now notice, “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not with­ er; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” As I was reading this the other day, there came to my mind a remembrance of a dear saint of God, Dr. Walter L. Wilson. So I picked up the phone in our home and I dialed directly to his home in Kansas City. I told him, “Dr. Wilson, I just want­ ed you to know that I was reading the third verse in the book of Psalm 1 where it says that, ‘He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water.’ ” I continued, “You remind me so much of that man that I just had to call and tell you. I wanted to remind you that Margaret and I love you.” (He’s a dear saint of God. I praise the Lord for every remem­ brance of him.) As we conversed, he started telling me about a tree he had known about there in his home town of Kansas Cty. He said that this par­ ticular tree had a limb which ex­ tended 75 feet. When it was taken down, it was discovered to weigh more than 2000 pounds. What was even more amazing was that the limb

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