Thursday 20 May 2021


Ten benefits of Biblical meditation


This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success - Joshua 1:8.

A great deal of thoughts pass through our minds daily and most are not exactly beneficial to our total well-being, and this need not be so.

Biblical meditation is reflection on God, His works, abilities and on His Word with the ultimate aim of being transformed by its mighty power. It is an exercise that gives true inner peace regardless of the external circumstances.

It is not an esoteric exercise as in Eastern meditation which should be avoided.

Mantra meditation for example uses vain repetition which the Bible warns against.

Also, transcendental meditation requires the emptying of one’s mind; while mindfulness is the focus on your thoughts as they pass through the mind.

In Biblical meditation, the focus is God and his Word, unlike the New Age meditation in which the object is self.

New Age meditation is steeped in mysticism and spirit possession which the Bible strongly cautions against.

Biblical meditation involves pondering on God’s thoughts as revealed in the scriptures and not just on your own thoughts.

This process leads to deeper understanding and enhances personal application of the insights from received from the Bible.

Benefits of Biblical meditation:

1. Healing and health: Medical benefit of meditation is a well-known subject. The body is said to mirror the state of the mind. Meditation tends to lower the level of the stress hormone -  cortisol. 

Proverbs 4: 24 states that the word is health and healing to all of our flesh.

2. Meditation transforms you, because ‘as a man thinks in his heart, so is he’.

3. It is one of the ways of receiving divine wisdom and fulfillment.

4. It produces true mental, emotional and spiritual peace.

5. Meditation brings success.

6. Results in intimacy with the true God.

7. It builds faith and confidence.

8. It helps build inner strength.

9. It boosts concentration and allows you to focus on what is essential for your well-being.

10. True meditation brings hope, satisfaction and stability.


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