Contemplation or reflection is vitally important. Psalm 1 teaches us to not only read the Bible, but to meditate on it day and night. We need to reflect in a focused way on the things God tells us in the Bible. We must move the other things to the background, and put His will in the foreground of our thoughts. To meditate on His Word, is to radically change the entire course of your life.
" I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands."-Psalm 143:5 (ESV)