Earlier this year in the 1689 Confession study I looked at the topic of Christian meditation (as related to chapter 13 of the confession, Sanctification)—and a recommended Puritan work on the topic, Thomas Watson’s “A Christian on the Mount,” available from Gracegems here.
For a modern-day summary of biblical meditation, present-day author Michael P.V. Barrett, in the book I’m reading through, observes:
The word meditate has the idea of being consumed or preoccupied with something. The blessed man just cannot get the law out of his mind. .. Whereas worldly meditation seeks to empty the mind of everything, biblical meditation seeks to fill the mind with the word of God. According to that biblical definition, there is precious little meditation in the average Christian’s life. … Devotions sadly consist of little more than a few verses before leaving home at the beginning of a busy day or a…
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