The Hebrew word for meditation carries the idea of a conversation. Within a good conversation, each party becomes intimately acquainted with one another. Ideas are expressed, pondered, examined, questioned, and discussed. Learning, thinking, sharpening, and challenging all take place among those in the conversation. An intercourse takes place and optimally, truth is sought. This is Biblical meditation.
You meditate upon the Scriptures when you hear or read God’s word and settle upon that Scripture. It is a discipline of dwelling upon the word of God so that you come to further know God Himself. Biblical meditation requires you to become a thinking and curious Christian. It stretches the heart and mind. Meditating upon the Bible is not a fast fix for your problems but a wrestling with the Almighty to find the truth. It is rewarding, frustrating, and exhausting work. I do emphasize the word “work”. Biblical meditation does not empty the mind but rather fills it with God’s truth in order to crowd out the old man.
Are you up for the task? Are you willing to take the time to meditate upon the very word of God? It requires much from you but offers the rich reward of transforming your mind and heart to come into harmony with God.
- Pastor Randy