What Is Meditation? - Mark 13:11

Content Author: 
Ray, Andrew
Scripture Passage: 
Mark 13:11
What Is Meditation? - Mark 13:11 

INTRODUCTION

Sometimes the word meditation is used to describe a pagan practice. However, Bible-believing Christians should not allow this to discourage them from practicing biblical meditation. The Bible, in its built-in dictionary, defines meditation as taking thought. Notice the phrase "take no thought beforehand" followed by the word premeditate . The prefix pre means before-hand, while the word meditate means to take thought. Meditation occurs when an individual takes thought on something, perhaps a Bible verse or some particular truth in a sermon or a hymn of the faith. Our busy lives have choked our the quiet moments of meditating on the things of God.

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

  • (For smaller children) Read John 1:3a. Think of some things that were made by God. When we take the time not only to read a verse of scripture, but also to stop and think about it, that is called meditation.
  • Upon what do you spend time thinking? Do you find that your thought life draws you closer to the Lord or does it drive you away from Him?
  • What are some things on which believers ought to meditate? How could quality time of meditating on those things help believers to love the Lord more and serve Him better?

PRAYER NEEDS

  • Ask the Lord to teach you to enjoy biblical meditation.
  • Ask God to give you some good things upon which to meditate.

HYMN

All for Jesus

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Daily Proverb

Proverbs 27:23

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.