The final exam


Everyone meditates on something. Coveting what one doesn’t have, lamenting things that have happened, and fearing what may happen are all examples of troubled thinking. What is the result of replacing troubled thinking with meditation on God? What is the experience of a person who continually fills his mind with truth about the character of our gracious, omnipresent, prayer-answering Father? What happens as he comes to see God more clearly? He is supernaturally transformed into the image of God (II Corinthians 3:18). The believer who meditates on God receives much more than a passing grade in a theology course. He experiences “the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,” a peace that “shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).


Greg Mazak serves as associate pastor at Trinity Bible Church of Greer, South Carolina, and is the head of the master’s program in counseling at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. E-mail: More information: