“Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.” 1 Timothy 4:15
Learn to be hungry and go voraciously for God’s Word, because of what it can do in your life. You’ve got to always open your heart and mind to the Word to build, strengthen, and establish you permanently and for you to enjoy all that God has made available to you in Christ. In the opening verse, you read the Apostle Paul’s admonition to the young man Timothy, saying, “Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them….” What things was he referring to?
In the preceding chapters of 1 Timothy, Paul had shared specific and vital truths from God’s Word with Timothy; it was those revelations he urged him to meditate upon. If the Spirit thought it fit to give Timothy such vital counsel through Paul, then it’s equally befitting to us today.
We’re to constantly meditate on God’s Word. Notice also that he said to him, “…give yourself entirely to them…” That means, “yield” yourself completely to the Word. Allow the Word to have power over your thinking; let it influence your words and propel your actions. Yielding yourself to the Word is a conscious and deliberate response, initiated from your spirit to the Word of God. As a result, you’ll then enjoy the benefits of the instruction.
This means you’ll make advancement by the Word; your progress becomes apparent when the Word is final authority in your life. The phrase, “may be evident” in our opening verse actually means more than “something coming casually into sight”; the Greek term is “phaneros,” which means, “to spread abroad.” Your advancement, furtherance, and prosperity will “spread abroad,” become widely and openly known, as you “meditate” and “yield” yourself wholly and completely to the Word of God.