Can you tell me about Biblical meditation?


Biblical meditation is part three of your close personal relationship with God. Part one is prayer, and part two is Bible study, and then, when you have spent time talking to God, and given Him time to talk to you through reading His Word, the Bible, you consider what God has spoken to you, and meditate on it. You cannot meditate on His Word, before you have opened your heart to Him in prayer, and let Him do the same from the Bible. Only then are you in the right frame of mind to let Him give you the information that flows from your Bible reading.

Biblical meditation is totally different from Transcendental Meditation, where you are supposed to clear your mind and think of nothing. In Biblical meditation you fill your mind with God and His Word to you, and ask Him to help you learn more about Him, and what you have read. Often you will find that the new things you learn in your meditation time with God, will stay with you throughout the day.

Joshua 1:8   This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Psalm 119:148   My eyes are awake through the night watches, that I may meditate on Your word.

Psalm 145:5   I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works.

Philippians 4:8   Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

You will notice that you cannot really meditate on God and His Word, without having a close personal relationship with Him. If you don’t spend time with Him, praying and reading His Word to you, you will have nothing to meditate on, and it will not work. So, make sure that your relationship with God is solid, and your meditation will be wonderful. God bless!

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