Psalm 77 contains many “thought” words such as “remember,” “selah,” “meditate,” “ponder,” and “muse.” Asaph was certainly a thinker, perhaps a little too much for his own good in that his thinking often drove him to fear (see Psalm 73). Yet, he sanctified his much thinking and struggled within himself and the sanctuary until he […]
J. I. Packer gives a rich definition of meditation: 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 […]
This message surveys the key words and passages we use when speaking of Biblical justification. It also identifies some key errors that arise when various camps speak of this topic.
Continued from Part 1 Meditation is necessary because it unites Scripture with the heart and mind. Meditation aims at a depth of knowledge, not so much a breadth. It takes Biblical truth and attempts to put the full weight of the truth on its shoulders. The mind responds in an attempt to understand. The heart […]
I cannot count the number of times I have heard meditation called “the lost art.” It seems unanimously spoken of as a foreign concept to popular Christianity. This is troubling if it is true, and I believe it is. The Western middle class is far too busy and hobby-filled to deliberately contemplate things that are […]