TargetPoint Vol 24 of 31
Today's Verse/Thought: MEDITATION-The Value
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You . . .
Inner peace! How many people do you know that you could truly say, That person has inner peace? In our culture today, visiting a counselor, a psychologist, or a psychiatrist, is very common place. MEDITATING UPON GOD AND HIS WORD is certainly a lot more effective, not to mention, a lot less costly!
Scriptural meditation provides the Christian with spiritual BENEFITS received through no other means. PERSONAL INNER PEACE is but one of these benefits.
The person who spends time thinking thoughts of God will often GAIN GOD'S PERSPECTIVE on an issue. In issues and concerns of life, don't we want and need to grasp His UNDERSTANDING, His CREATIVE thoughts?
Meditation solidly based on a biblical foundation could be called the MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR-This is to think well, serving God in the interior court. This is the best thinking in which we as human beings can engage.
Yesterday, we discussed focusing your meditation on God Himself. Another focus is to MEDITATE ON GOD'S WORD. Scripture is filled with thousands of brief phrases that are worthy of concentrating our thoughts upon.
In the back of your Bible you may find a list of words or phrases, or a concordance. PURUSE that list and SELECT a WORD of interest to you. Then LOOK UP one of the Scripture verses mentioned. For example, the word Knowledge in my Bible mentions, among several references, I Samuel 2:3. In reading and meditating upon this verse, I see that God speaks to me about not talking proudly, and that God is a God of knowledge and that He weighs my actions! (Wow! There's a lot there to ponder!) God sees into the motives of my heart, he is much greater than any proud talk from me, I better not be too quick to speak, God's knowledge far supersedes any thoughts coming from my mouth, my actions speak louder than words to Him, and on and on . . .
Tomorrow In TargetPoint:
Meditation, Other Focus Themes