How to Milk a Text Through Meditation

Proverbs 22:13


Bible study without meditation is chewing without swallowing. In this lab, Pastor John helps us recover the lost art so that we might experience more joy in God and his word.

Principle for Bible Reading

Meditate on Opposites

One way to meditate on a text is to ask what the opposite reality is. For example, if you come across 1 Peter 5:8 and it tells you to be “sober-minded” and “watchful,” ask, What does it look like to not be drunken-minded and unwatchful?

Study Questions

  1. How do you meditate on the Bible? What has worked for you? What hasn’t worked?
  2. Meditate on Proverbs 22:13. What did you do? What did you see in the text?
  3. Watch the lab. How does Pastor John use his pen and paper? What can you learn from how he meditated on the text?