There can be a problem for Christians with familiar and comfortable passages in the Bible. We have heard them many times. We have read them many times. We have perhaps heard them preached many times. The result is that we no longer think about them when we read them, hear them read to us, hear them preached. We think we know what they mean. It is sometimes good, then, to stop when we read them, to go through them phrase by phrase, word by word, asking ourselves what they mean. It is good to think on them, to mull over them, to meditate on them, that we may hear them anew and hear afresh the Word of God speaking to us.