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.
Suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire. – 2 Kings 2:11.
It was in a chariot of fire Elijah was taken to heaven. Is it not in a similar chariot, in a figurative sense, God takes many of His people still? He brings them, as He did Elijah, to the brink of Jordan; keeps them for years hovering amid the rough, rugged glens and gorges of trial; seats them in a flaming equipage; reins in the fiery horses until, in the fire, they are refined and purified as gold, and fitted for their radiant crowns. . . . It is the chariot of fire. As God’s loved ones enter it, He whispers in their ear, “Through much tribulation ye shall enter into the kingdom.”