“But Mary kept all these factors, and pondered them in her heart.” Luke two:19 (KJV)
Mary, mother of our Lord Jesus, is noted in Scripture as loving God in at least 3 techniques: Her memory (she “kept all these factors“), her affections (she kept them “in her heart“), and her intellect (she “pondered them“). Her memory, affection, and understanding had been all intently fascinated with the factors which she heard.
Buddy, keep in mind what you know about Jesus, and what He has accomplished for you. Make your heart the golden pot of manna, so that you can collect the memories of the heavenly bread God has sustained you with in the previous. Let your memory treasure every little thing about Christ which you have felt, or recognized, or believed, and then hold Him in your joyful heart forever.
Appreciate your Lord! Bring forth your heart, even if it is been broken, and let your affection come forth to God.
Let your intellect be excited regarding the Lord Jesus. Meditate upon what you study. Do not quit at the surface dive into the deep waters! Be like a fish that swims and explores the farthest depths!
The word “ponder” indicates to weigh. But exactly where are the scales that can weigh the Lord Christ? Jesus, who “weighs the islands as although they had been fine dust” (Isaiah 40:15) … who dares to take Him on? He who “weighed the mountains on the scales” (Isaiah 40:12) … in what scales will we weigh Him? Even if your thoughts can’t totally comprehend all of this, let your affections be apprehend totally. And even if your spirit can’t grasp the Lord Jesus in understanding, let it embrace Him in the arms of affection. Be with your Lord. He shouldn’t appear far away, simply because He is usually with you. Hold Him, and do not let Him out of your thoughts. Don’t forget Mary, who “kept all these factors, and pondered them in her heart.”
Query: Which of God’s promises, or verses from God’s Word, do you preserve and ponder in your heart?
Initially written by Charles H. Spurgeon.
Updated to modern day English by Darren Hewer, 2008
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