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.
Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight . . . Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. – Psalm 51:4, 7.
When the ungodly and the godly fall into the same sin, how can we distinguish between them? By a simple test,—a test by which you may know a sheep from a swine, when both have fallen into the same slough, and are, in fact, so bemired, that you can hardly tell the one from the other. The unclean animal, in circumstances agreeable to its nature, wallows in the mire; but the sheep (type of the godly) fills the air with its bleating, nor ceases to struggle to get out.