Bible Terms

Bible Term: Meditation

Meditation is simply the act of reflecting or contemplating something.

For followers of Jesus, meditation can refer to carefully considering a Bible verse or passage, the listening part of prayer, thankfully considering all God has done, or taking time to appreciate the creation he made.

In today’s fast-paced, activity-filled life, the practice of meditation is a lost art for many or an impossible task for others. Yet, God wants us to do just that. Psalms 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.”

Meditation is one of several spiritual disciplines.

Key verse about Meditation: My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding (Psalm 49:3, NIV)

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