Friday, December 17, 2010

Christian Meditation (part 4) A Careful Reflection

What are we to meditate on? Thankfully, the Bible has the answers:

1. We are to meditate on the person and character of God:

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

(Psalm 104:34)
"My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD."

When you read the Bible, take careful notice of God's person and character. Think about the things He said. Pay attention to His attributes. Jot them down, and include the Bible verse and reference. Commit them to memory. Meditating on God and His majesty is a great blessing.

2. We are to meditate on His works:

(Psalm 77:12)
"I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings."

(Psalm 143:5)
"I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands."

God's work not only consists of Creation and Salvation, but also that of His providential care. He is continually working in our lives. Isn't it wonderful to know that God is the background of our lives working out His perfect will and way, in and through us?

3. We are to meditate on His Word:

(Psalm 119:15)
"I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways."

(Psalm 119:48)
"My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes."

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

A Christian who is daily in the word, and careful to reflect upon the Scriptures throughout the day, will gain victory over sin, self, and Satan.

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