Is Christian Meditation a Biblical Practice – Does God Want You to Meditate?
Proof Biblical Meditation Empowers Christians!
Christian meditation seems to be a lost art
for many believers these days.
Christians are often misled into thinking
meditation is unbiblical and that
they shouldn’t meditate.
However, this cannot be further from the truth!
Christian meditation is rooted in the Bible. God commands us in the Bible to meditate on His Word day and night so we will obey it.
“You shall meditate day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written.”
— Joshua 1:8
Biblical Meditation References
Take a look at Psalm chapter 119. In this chapter alone, we see that meditation on the Word of God is talked about over and over:
- I will meditate in thy precepts and have respect unto thy ways. (Psalm 119:15)
- Your servant did meditate in your statutes and didn’t bother what others said. (Psalm 119:23)
- I will delight myself in your commandments and meditate in your statutes. (Psalm 119:47-48)
- I will meditate in thy precepts. (Psalm 119:78)
- Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. (Psalm 119:97)
- I have more understanding than all my teachers: for your testimonies are my meditation. (Psalm 119:99)
We don’t count on man’s knowledge. Instead we count on the Word of God and our God given ability to have the eyes of our understanding enlightened when we meditate on the biblical truths of His Word.
Biblical Examples of Meditation
The Bible gives us examples of great men of God that meditated:
- Isaac went out to meditate in the field. (Genesis 24:63)
- Paul instructs Timothy to meditate on these things so his profiting may appear to all. (1 Timothy 4:15)
- The psalmist prayed that the meditation of his heart be sweet and acceptable to God (Psalm 104:34, 19:14)
- Joshua encourages meditation day and night in order to do it and become prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:8)
These references and examples are only just a sampling; to prove that yes, Christian mediation is biblical.
Do not be fooled: A reason so many Christians live empty, unsatisfying lives is due to the lack of obeying God’s command to meditate on His Word. Their deep spiritual need to be filled with the life transforming power of God is not being met.
Now that you are armed with this information, why not let God’s divine light shine in your life through meditation? There are many rewards of meditating on the Word of God and it is a major key to living a life of victory as a Christian.
Why not purpose to make Christian meditation a daily habit and get started today?
God bless you always,