Monday, December 13, 2010

Christian Meditation (part 3) A Constant Reflection

The Bible teaches us when we ought to meditate:

(Joshua 1:8)
"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."

(Psalm 1:2)
"But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night."

(Psalm 63:6)
"When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches."

"Night watches" would be like guard duty. The Psalmist meditates on God even when he is on duty.

(Psalm 119:97)
"MEM. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day."

We can and should meditate on God "all the day." As we go about doing our work, we will think or reflect on God, His person, and His work.

One way to counter the filth of this world, its powerful temptations to give in to sin, and its constant barrage to abandon God is to meditate upon God. In fact, the most alert times of our schedule are the best times to think, and ponder the things of God. Perhaps you started your day with Bible reading, and wrote down a verse or a spiritual truth that you gained from the reading of His Word. Now is the time to reflect on what God has spoken to you about from His Word. O that we would constantly learn to meditate on God's Word all throughout the day and then some more at night!

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