Meditation is such a hot word these days. But did you know, in the Bible, it’s been a hot word for God’s people since Moses penned it as they were about to go into the promised land. But what does this mean to Christians in the year 2018? I think these days we need even more clarity since there are other thoughts on meditation that are not Holy Spirit inspired. The kind of meditation I’m talking about is as it relates to Christianity – not the New Age or Eastern Mysticism kind of meditation.
Lord, what is the benefit of meditation? Specifically, meditation on scriptures in both the Old and New Testaments. Is this just an Old Testament suggestion for leaders only?
God’s Word to us: No it is not. It is an all time requirement for every living soul. And if you do it there are great rewards. Promises of a better life, a longer life, better control of your children and your finances. I have so much in store for the godly at heart who choose to obey even the first two of the ten commandments. There is life in these words.
My Heart’s Cry is for us to take time daily to meditate on scripture.
Joshua is told to Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it.
Moses told future kings in Deuteronomy 17 to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees.
King David listened and obeyed because he talked of the godly, saying in Psalm 1, But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. For the Lord watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.
I hope you’ve been convinced that meditating on God’s law and the Bible has merit. You may be thinking that this isn’t the best topic for a Good Friday post. But I say any time you put a magnifying glass on God’s word it makes it a Good Friday message. So hang in there with me. The next blog will cover How to Meditate on scripture.
Have a very happy Good Friday. -Kim