BCL Grow: Meditation — Psalm 1:2; 145:5

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Psalm 1:2; 145:5 (Sanctification)

Bible Passage

But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. — Psalm 1:2

On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. — Psalm 145:5

Quote

“Christian meditation takes the yoke of Christ and learns of him as the suffering servant and triumphant Lord. In every way Christian mediation is in submission to Jesus Christ. It is not and cannot be unmediated access to God, far less an experience of the identity with God.” - Edmund Clowney, Christian Meditation, pg. 29.

3 Steps to Take

1. Ponder: What are the objects of Christian mediation according to Scripture? (see also Ps. 119:97-99; Ps. 143:5; Isa. 26:3).

2. Remember: In Scripture meditation is on God himself, his law, and his mighty deeds, especially the salvation accomplished by Christ Jesus. It is not an emptying of the mind, nor an internal focus on oneself; rather, it is a focus outside oneself on God’s word and deeds.

3. Rejoice: That God has given us his word, the Bible, to read and meditate on over and over. Be joyful that he has sent his Spirit to help us know and understand and to grow in faith.

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