Meditation

Meditation should be a very important part of the Christian’s life.  We must be very careful that we separate our meditation from the meditation of the world.  Where the world’s meditation is concentrating on oneself, the Christian meditation is concentrating on God.  Because of the association of meditation with other religions, the Christian should do their meditation in private as a part of prayer and devotion to God.

There are so many different ways of looking at meditation in today’s world and it is difficult for scientists to pin down a definition when researching meditation.  To the Christian, it is easy to settle on a definition for it.  Meditation is concentrating on God and everything about God.

If you do a search on Google on meditation you will get over 72 million hits.  Scientists are trying to discover health benefits of meditation.  They know that meditation helps you to reduce stress and lowers your blood pressure.  I believe it would definitely do that when we are concentrating on and about God regularly.

The Bible talks much about meditation.  A few of the verses are below.

Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.  1 Timothy 4:15

MEDITATION SHOULD BE SWEET

May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the LORD.  Psalm 104:34

MEDITATION TAKES PLACE IN THE HEART

Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah  Psalm 4:4

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.  Psalm 19:14

My mouth shall speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart shall give understanding.  Psalm 49:3

I call to remembrance my song in the night; I meditate within my heart, And my spirit makes diligent search.  Psalm 77:6

WHAT WE ARE TO MEDITATE ON

GOD’S PRECEPTS

I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways.
 Psalm 119:15

Make me understand the way of Your precepts; So shall I meditate on Your wonderful works. Psalm 119:27

GOD’S WORKS

I will also meditate on all Your work, And talk of Your deeds.  Psalm 77:12

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.  Psalm 143:5

GOD’S TESTIMONIES

I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.
  Psalm 119:99

GOD’S COMMANDMENTS

My hands also I will lift up to Your commandments, Which I love, And I will meditate on Your statutes.  Psalm 119:48

GOD’S MAJESTY

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

MEDITATE DAY AND NIGHT

When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.  Psalm 63:6

I call to remembrance my song in the night; I meditate within my heart, And my spirit makes diligent search.  Psalm 77:6

Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.  Psalm 119:97

MEDITATE WHEN YOU CANNOT SLEEP

Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah  Psalm 4:4

When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.  Psalm 63:6

WHAT OTHER THINGS WE SHOULD MEDITATE ON

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.  Philippians 4:8

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