This past Sunday, we opened the First Psalm and examined the first 6 verses, with special attention given to Psalm 1:1-2. This is a great text to look at in order to better understand biblical meditation. Meditation is a spiritual discipline and one we chose to include in our series, "The Disciplined Christ Life."
As I shared on Sunday, Christian meditation is not a physical posture where one crosses his or her legs and hums, it's a posture of life. It's a lifestyle. This lifestyle is actually a gift of God, a blessing. Psalm 1:2 says the blessed man meditates on the Law day and night, but this is not where meditation ends. That's only a small part. To really get at the posture of biblical meditation, we would be wise to follow the model of the blessed man in Psalm 1.
The blessed person separates him or herself from the council of the wicked, from sinful ways, and from the scoffers who mock God. In addition, this blessed person delights in God's ways and thinks on God's Word day and night. This is the picture of biblical meditation.
If you are looking to draw closer to God, or maybe you are seeking God's blessing, I want to encourage you to live out Psalm 1:1-6. If you'd like some guidance regarding how to do that, listening to the sermon is a good start. You can also join us at Redeeming Life Church as we seek to live our lives in this posture. We hope to see you there!
For the Kingdom!