The discipline of meditation is essential to being transformed by the word of God and having one’s mind renewed by that word. Meditation is more intense than the mere study of Scripture. One studies the Bible for understanding, but Biblical meditation is for internal transformation.
Meditation may begin with diligent study of the word of God that concludes with spending time meditating upon the meaning of a passage of Scripture. Meditation is little more than repetitively thinking about, ruminating over, or pondering a passage of Scripture until the Scripture is indelibly etched upon one’s heart and mind.