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.
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. – Psalm 46:4.
They tell us these words were written when Sennacherib’s great army besieged Jerusalem, and the first thing he did was to cut off the aqueduct that supplied Jerusalem with water, saying to himself, “I will soon bring them to surrender; I will starve them by cutting off their water supply.” But Sennacherib knew nothing of the pool of Siloam that was at the foundation stone of the temple of God, a supply unfailing, which might have stood them for years and years, although this other was cut off, so that he could not starve Jerusalem for lack of water; for there was “a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God.” We may take this “city of God” to mean the church of Christ. The church of Christ is besieged to-day. Is it not besieged by enemies all around? Yet we, who are in the church of our God, can look round calmly, and seeing the attack, say, “There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God.”