When the word “meditate” is put in the search engine of the NIV 1984 version of the bible eighteen matches come up. Sixteen of those are in the Psalms.
David a man after God’s own heart made it a practice to meditate His Word and His ways. God knows a sincere heart. How does He know it? First because God knows everything. We don’t trick God.
God knows when our heart is sincere, because we seek Him. He knows if we are just seeking what we want to find, or if it is truly Him. He even knows to the degree we are seeking.
Matthew 6:21- 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Do you treasure your love and relationship with the Lord? If you do that is where your heart is and He knows it even better than we do.
Psalm 1:1-2 – 1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.
Meditate. There is a lot of meditating going on in this world and most of it isn’t towards our thought on the Lord.
Much of the meditating today is connecting with your inner self and the new age. Where does connecting with yourself help you in your walk with the Lord? I’ve been trying to write on a regular basis that we need to die to ourselves and let the Lord shine through us.
Psalm 119-98-100 – 98 Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. 100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
Wisdom and understanding come from the Lord. Connecting with the inner self only connects you stronger to a fallen, lost creature who needs the Lord. It’s kind of like a cat chasing its tail, but worse. While one is seeking their inner self, the enemy gets a stronger foothold. The light comes from the Lord. Only darkness is in someone who doesn’t seek God. The deeper one meditates into his lost spirit the darker it gets.
We need to meditate on the Lord and His Word. Let’s meditate on Him and make Him our treasure.