Getting the Best Out of Your Bible (Biblical Meditation)

Lots of Christians read their Bible, have Bible study, memorize Scriptures and yet don’t get best from it because they overlook the biggest single secret of allowing the Scriptures to come alive in their life and experience – Biblical meditation.

Biblical meditation has been mostly lost to the Church today and it seriously needs to be rediscovered. In this unstable world I can’t emphasize enough that the one way of maintaining spiritual peace and also grace is with daily meditating on God’s Word.

Biblical meditation is a lot different from meditation practiced by the masters of Eastern religions as well as their followers because we soak up God’s thoughts and ideas, not our very own. At the heart of the Scripture’s is the message of Jesus.

Christian meditation is different from only studying, reading, and memorizing the Bible. Eastern religions is mostly intellectual workouts that bring spiritual outcomes, but Biblical meditation is a way which the Word of God is brought directly to our spirit, where He can bring about the great work of transforming our lives.

The spirit is the innermost part of our personality, the motivating force. The Scriptures occasionally mentions it as the ‘heart’.

From Got Questions: “Our spirits contain the inner man about which the Scriptures speak. Our spirits are where the Spirit of God communes with us. Jesus said, “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24).”

“It is within our spirits that we are born again (John 3:3–6). The “inner man” contains the conscience upon which the Holy Spirit can move and convict of sin (John 16:8; Acts 24:16).”

“Our spirits are the parts of us most like God, with an innate knowledge of right and wrong (Romans 2:14–15). First Corinthians 2:11 says, “For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”

The Scriptures consist of words and also sayings which when meditated upon yield remarkable spiritual power.

Our Lord understood Scripture so well that He was able to use it to overcome satan. Three times Jesus withstood satan by quoting the specific words that were necessary to rebut the bait of the enemy. This is just one of the most important reasons for Biblical meditation.

Thought for today:
Nothing can stand when it comes up against the power of God’s Word.

  • Print this page out
  • Find a quiet comfortable spot for writing
  • Date your entry
  • Give it a name – Example – “God’s Word – Powerful in My Life”

ACTION
READ EPHESIANS 6:10–18

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Are you facing a specific situation in your life which needs the application of the Word of God?

My thoughts, notes and prayers

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PRAYER

Dear God, thank You that Your Word is a powerful weapon. Help me both to absorb more of it and use it for Your glory. Amen.

VERSE

Write out this week’s verse.

Ephesians 6:17 – “Also take salvation as your helmet and God’s word as the sword that the Spirit supplies.

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Creativity exercise:

Slow down take in and soak in verse Ephesians 6:17.

Read verse 17 again. Do this slowly, two or three times, until you begin to get a sense for what is being said. When you feel ready, express verse 17 in a different format (select one of the following):

  • Paraphrase it from your present situation or from the viewpoint of Jesus in the wilderness.
  • Do a sketch (abstract or realistic) that captures the sense of verse 17.
  • Write a poem about it.
  • Have a conversation with the Lord.
  • Express it in music: write lyrics or the music; explain how you would express it if you were writing a symphony.
  • Create a collage: paste together clippings from magazines that capture the sense of verse 17.
  • Respond in your own creative way to the psalm.

After you complete the exercise, describe in your journal what the creative process was like for you.

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