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.
“We are your servants, ready to do whatever my lord the king commands.” – 2 Samuel 15:15.
If we are really and always and equally ready to do whatsoever the king appoints, all the trials and vexations, arising from any change in His appointments, great or small, simply do not exist. If He appoints me to work there, shall I lament that I am not to work here? If He appoints me to wait indoors to-day, am I to be annoyed because I am not to work out of doors? If I meant to write His messages this morning, shall I grumble because He sends interrupting visitors, rich or poor, to whom I am to speak them, or “show kindness” for His sake, or at least obey His command “Be courteous”? If all my members are really at His disposal, why should I be put out if to-day’s appointment is some simple work for my hands, or errands for my feet, instead of some seemingly more important doing of head or tongue?
~ FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL