When I hear the word ruminate, I often think of something to do with the bodily function. So I looked up the word and according to the dictionary there are two definitions. One is to chew the cud. I really did not want to post about that particular definition. Although it is a pretty cool thing that cows have four stomachs and can bring back up food to chew it again.
The definition like to discuss here, is to turn over in your mind. There’s a lot of talk these days about mindfulness and positive psychology. What I have tried to do in my book and through this blog, is to demonstrate how I turn over in my mind the word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16 says “all Scripture is God breathed and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
In John 1:1, John writes to us saying “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men, and the light shines in the darkness and the darkness does not comprehend it.”
Jesus tells us, also in the gospel of John, that “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
So if all Scripture is God breathed, Jesus is the Word of God and He is the Light of the world; I want to ruminate on God’s word. Everything else is a poor substitute.