Meditate on the word of God

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Meditate on the word of God

Since eating is a symbol for learning [1], each animal is a symbol of someone who teaches. Some people we should learn from, and some we should not learn from. Benjamin Franklin said, "He who lies down with dogs, gets up with fleas." He used dogs as a symbol for people who behave poorly, and fleas as bad behaviors we might learn from them.

The clean animals of the Bible are described as having two toes, like the cow and the deer. They also 'chew the cud'. The actual word 'gerah' means to 'pursue the revelation that was not understood'. The cow will eat something and regurgitate it, up to three times, to chew it again and again.

The cow has several stomachs, but you have only one. Please chew your food well before swallowing so that you only have to swallow once.

The split hoof or two toes symbolize a 'separated walk' or life. [2] 'Walk' is a symbol for 'life'. [3] If you have a separated life, you are living a life for God. If you are a clean animal, you learn from God's word, then you 'chew the cud', you think about it over and over again.

You learn to walk with God by meditating on his word. [4] A good teacher is like this.
  1. Jer 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts. [{I am … : Heb. thy name is called upon me }]
  2. Heb 7:26 For such an high priest became us, [who is] holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
  3. Ro 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
  4. Ps 1:1 ¶ Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. [{ungodly: or, wicked }] 2 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.