Thinking, praying, reading, studying the Bible – when we do these things, we are reflecting on the Word of God. To reflect is to contemplate and/or consider, and God wants us to deeply reflect on His Word so that we can better understand Him.
“‘Curse Meroz,’ said the angel of the LORD, ‘Curse its inhabitants bitterly, Because they did not come to the help of the LORD . . . against the mighty.’” – Judges 5:23.
“Curse ye Meroz. By whose authority? The angel of the Lord’s. What has Meroz done? Nothing. Why then is Meroz to be cursed? Because he did nothing. What ought Meroz to have done? Come to the help of the Lord. Could not the Lord do without Meroz? The Lord did do without Meroz. Did the Lord sustain, then, any loss? No, but Meroz did. Is Meroz then to be cursed? Yes, and that bitterly. Is it right that a man should be cursed for doing nothing? Yes, when he ought to do something. Who says so? The angel of the Lord. ‘That servant which knew his Lord’s will, and did it not, shall be beaten with many stripes.’”
~ D. L. MOODY