Is meditation compatible with the Christian life?
Yes, if it’s the right kind. Meditation as the Bible describes clarifies cloudy judgment, establishes proper boundaries and measures forward progress. The Bible teaches this principle:
“8Finally, brethren, 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 NKJV
Unlike eastern style meditation, which focuses on emptying the mind, the Bible teaches us to think deeply on scripture and let the Holy Spirit fill our minds with eternal truth.
“I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways. I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.” – Psalm 119:15-16 NKJV
Your thought life matters. It’s just that simple. If you want your life to be different, you must be willing to think different. Prayerfully ask this today;
What are some things I know that are; True? Noble? Just? Pure? Lovely? Good? Virtuous? Praiseworthy? And those are thoughts worth pondering!