Meditation and Christianity
People generally associate meditation with Hinduism or Eastern meditation which is not really a religious activity, rather a complete personal experience. Eastern meditation usually involves repetitive activities such as deep breathing, humming or chanting to help induce a meditative state.
Christian meditation, on the other hand, is a religious experience in that the practitioner concentrates on the Scriptures and God’s Words to get closer to Jesus. It does not propagate the concept of deviating away from the teachings – rather the focus is to ensure that people exemplify the teachings in their daily lives and in this way come closer to God.
There are various instances of the mention of meditation in the Bible and some of these are listed below.
Psalm 1:2 says, "But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night."
Psalm 119:97 says. "Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long."
The Bible also mentions the need to meditate on the works of God.
Deuteronomy 32:4 says, "He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he."
The Bible also emphasizes on the need to meditate on Jesus.
Hebrews 12:2-3 says, "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart."
Be a light to others and you wont stumble on your own path. Meditation is a process of careful thought consideration.
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