Let the word sink down and settle you

And they were all amazed at the majesty of God. But while everyone marveled at all the things which Jesus did, He said to His disciples, “Let these words sink down into your ears, for the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men.” But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them so that they did not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this saying.” (Luke 9:43-45)

There may be times when the message of God’s word is hard to understand, but when this happens he wants us to do one thing – meditate on what he’s said and trust what he’s saying.

Our imperfections may cause our understanding of how things will work out to fall short of God’s desire, but nonetheless, the importance of remembering and trusting remains the same (Psalm 119:147-149). EA

And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.” (Luke 2:18-20)


  1. Ahh…this is a reassuring article. Some things are hard for me to understand. Maybe God wants me to stop trying so hard, and just meditate on what I’ve learned so far. I do love and trust him with all my heart.

    1. That would be a good place to start. Read without focusing on any one particular doctrine. Then as you read you will pick verses and themes that make make understanding the big picture easier…and once you get the big picture down you can zoom into specific areas. Short tracts are a good way to start studying topical subjects. I “cut” my spiritual teeth on those things. House to house.com has lots of them that can be read on their site.

  2. I went to the House to House, Heart to Heart site today, and I LOVE it!! It is exactly what I have been looking for to get a variety of information and maybe get feedback if I need it. I had never heard of it; thank you so much!!
    I’m still going to read through some of the old articles, and hang out and bug you guys on TFR, but I definitely have found a second home. :-))

    1. Glad you like the site. The congregation I preach for sponsors a mailing route (the old-fashioned kind of mail) for it. They do good work with good stuff.

      Your questions and comments are always welcome.

    1. Our mailing list is actually for a physical mailing route in the same county as us. But you can see the same material by looking at the “current issue” on H2H’s website.

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