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.
Because He is your Lord, worship Him. – Psalm 45:11.
The Jews, and the Mahometans also, have curious legends about Abraham’s conversion. They say that, when he was forty years of age, his mind took a religious turn. At that time, observing a star when night overshadowed him, he said, “This is my Lord!” but, keeping his eye on the luminary, and observing it sink ere long, he abandoned all faith in it, wisely remarking, “I like not gods which set.” As the night wore on and left him in painful perplexity, the moon rose up in silver splendor. He turned to her with the delighted exclamation, “This is my Lord!” But following in the wake of the star, she also set; and when her bright rim dipped below the horizon, with her set his faith in her divinity. By and by, from the purple east, the sun leaped up, illuminating the heavens with splendor and bathing the world in light. All his dark doubts now scattered with the morning mists before its beams. “This,” exclaimed Abraham, throwing himself down to worship, “This is my Lord!” But when hours had rolled on, the sun also began to sink; and when, following star and moon, it vanished from his gaze, old legends tell how Abraham rose from his knees to cast aside the faith of his fathers, and worship Him Who alone rules both in heaven and in earth.