About Biblical Meditation

 Throughout the book we have sprinkled some quotations about Biblical meditation.  If you have or see other quotes the topic, please get them to me.

1 – Meditation is simply talking to God about His Word with a desire that your life and those you pray for come into agreement with it.  ~ William Thrasher ~

2 – Read the Bible carefully, and then meditate and meditate and meditate… the more you meditate on it, the more you will be astonished with it.  ~ C H Spurgeon ~

3 – Scripture is wonderful, if you meditate on it. Our problem is we read without meditation. Your life will never be anchored like a tree without meditation.  ~ Henry Blackaby ~

4 – The word meditate as used in the Old Testament literally means to murmur or to mutter and, by implication, to talk to oneself. When we meditate on the Scriptures we talk to ourselves about them, turning over in our minds the meanings, the implications, and the applications to our own lives.  ~ Jerry Bridges ~

5 – The amount of time we spend with Jesus – meditating on His Word and His majesty, seeking His face – establishes our fruitfulness in the kingdom… An unschooled man who knows how to meditate upon the Lord has learned far more than the man with the highest education who does not know how to meditate.  ~ Charles Stanley ~

6 – The end of study is information, and the end of meditation is practice… Study is like a winter sun, that shines, but warms not: but meditation is like a blowing upon the fire… Green wood is not kindled by a flash or spark, but by constant blowing.  ~ Thomas Manton ~

7 –  Meditation is the activity of calling to mind, and thinking over, and dwelling on, and applying to oneself, the various things that one knows about the works and ways and purposes and promises of God…It is an activity of holy thought, consciously performed in the presence of God, under the eye of God, by the help of God, as a means of communion with God.  ~ J. I. Packer ~

8 – It is not mere reading, but meditation — “meditate day and night,” as the Psalmist says — which extracts the sweetness and the power out of Scripture.  ~ James Stalker ~

9 – As you read, pause frequently to meditate on the meaning of what you are reading. Absorb the Word into your system by dwelling on it, pondering it, going over it again and again in your mind, considering it from many different angles, until it becomes part of you.  ~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss ~

10 – The reason we come away so cold from reading the word is, because we do not warm ourselves at the fire of meditation.  ~ Thomas Watson ~

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