Read: Psalm 119:89-105

Today, many are involved in different kinds of meditations. Even Christians get involved in meditation exercises that offer calmness and rest. Often it is the mystical meditation that people including Christians are involved in. 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.” This is dangerous and this is not what the Bible says. Biblical meditation is totally different.

Biblical meditation focusses 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 (Ps. 48:9-14).
In Ps. 19:14, David says, “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 (Ps. 48:9); His deeds (Ps. 77:12), His law (Ps. 119:97), and His testimonies (Ps. 119:99). Ps. 1:2 says, “His delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.” Josh. 1:8 says, “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.”

Fill your mind with Scripture and focus on the Lord’s commandments, promises, and goodness. Remember this: “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” (Phil. 4:8). To become more like Christ, meditate on who He is. This is right meditation.

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