1. Emphasize Different Words in the text.
  2. Rewrite the text in your own Words.
  3. Formulate a principle from the text.
  4. Think of an illustration of the text, or a text that  summarizes a Biblical account.
  5. Look for Applications of the Text.
  6. Ask How the Text Points to the Law or the Gospel
  7. Ask How the Text Points to Something About Jesus
  8. Ask What Question Is Answered or What Problem Is Solved by the Text
  9. Pray through the text
  10. Memorize the Text
  11. Create an Artistic Expression of the Text
  12. Ask the Philippians 4:8 Questions of the Text.
    1. What is honorable about this?
    2. What is just or right about this?
    3. “What is pure about this, or how does it exemplify purity?
    4. What is lovely about this?
    5. What is commendable about this?
    6. What is excellent about this (that is, excels others of this kind)?
    7. What is praiseworthy about this?
  13. Ask the Joseph Hall questions about the text.
    1. What is it (define and/or describe what it is) you are meditating upon?
    2. What are its divisions or parts?
    3. What causes it?
    4. What does it cause; that is, what are its fruits and effects?
    5. What is its place, location, or use?
    6. What are its qualities and attachments?
    7. What is contrary, contradictory, or different to it?
    8. What compares to it?
    9. What are its titles or names?
    10. What are the testimonies or examples of Scripture about it?
  14.  Set and Discover a Minimum Number of Insights from the Text.

  15. Find a Link or Common Thread Between All the Paragraphs or Chapters You Read.

  16. “Ask How the Text Speaks to Your Current Issue or Question”

  17. Do a meditation map.

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