I meditate on your precepts
and consider your ways (PSALM 119:15).
Meditation is like holding God’s word in your mind, seeing it from all angles, and observing it in different lights. Contrary to some beliefs, meditation is not an Eastern spiritual practice of emptying the inner conscience, but it is a biblical discipline in which we fill our minds with the truth of God…
Not only is meditation associated with decreased stress, depression, anxiety, pain, and insomnia, but it is a practice that can also allow God to change our minds. The path toward purity is paved with God’s word, which opens us up to the change God wants in our lives. Heed it, hide it, herald it, and hold it. It is your pathway to coming clean.
52 Weeks Through the Psalms
We live in a corrupt world. It can also be a corrupting world if we fill our minds with its prevailing thoughts and philosophies. Thankfully, God has called us out of that world system and into his kingdom. While we are still here amid the corruption, we have a way to maintain purity of mind and action. God’s word is like cleansing water. When we think on God’s word, when we commit it to memory and ruminate on it, our minds are renewed.
As we meditate on God’s word, our behavior will change—for the better.
James Merritt. 52 Weeks Through The Psalms Devotional. Harvest House Publishers. Eugene, Oregon, 2018.