Is meditation compatible with the Christian life?

Yes, if it’s the right kind. Biblical meditation is a directive in scripture. It 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 praiseworthymeditate 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. 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 to be; True? Noble? Just? Pure? Lovely? Good? Virtuous? Praiseworthy? Now those are things to think about!

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5 Responses to Meditation

  1. hatrack4 says:

    I was reading Oswald Chambers the other day. He said that the Holy Spirit can’t do much for the rich, he goes after those of poverty. But he wasn’t just talking about money. He said that the Spirit cannot fill what is already full. If we make ourselves empty, there is more room for the Holy Spirit to give us more. Maybe the eastern religions had part of it right. They just didn’t know how or Whom would fill the emptiness. Our biggest problem is that we are too busy, that’s why time to meditate is so important.

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