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Meditate On These Things
Psalms 119:89-105 I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works.(Ps 145:5)
Some Christians get a little skeptical when you start talking about meditation—not seeing the huge distinction between biblical meditation and some types of mystical meditation. In mystical meditation, according to one explanation, “the rational mind is shifted into neutral . . . so that the psyche can take over.” The focus is inward, and the aim is to “become one with God.”
In contrast, biblical meditation focuses on the things of the Lord, and its purpose is to renew our minds (Rom. 12:2) so that we think and act more like Christ. Its objective is to reflect on what God has said and done (Ps. 77:12; 119:15-16,97) and on what He is like (48:9-14).
In Psalm 19:14, David wrote, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord.” Other psalms reflect on God’s love (48:9), His deeds (77:12), His law (119:97), and His testimonies (119:99).
Fill your mind with Scripture and focus on the Lord’s commands and promises and goodness. And remember this: Whatever is true, noble, just, pure, lovely, and of good report, “if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Phil. 4:8).
PRAYER Dear Lord, help me to meditate on You more to be like You more.Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Of all God’s creatures, only man can worship, meditate, and plan; The gift of thought sets him apart to love the Lord with all his heart. Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church
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