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Benefits of Meditation

Author: Pastor Thomas G. Wilson
June 02, 2020

1 Timothy 4:13-15 KJV   [13] Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.  [14] Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.  [15] Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
Meditation is a critical part of the Christian practice of every believer in Jesus Christ.  This differs significantly from eastern religion meditation that has the goal of clearing the mind of thoughts to achieve ultimate bliss.  Christian meditation has to do with the focus of the heart on God and His word to have and enjoy life, to the full, till it overflows.
1 Timothy 4:15 (above) promises that meditation will produce profiting in your life that is clearly visible to all.  There are some more specific benefits to meditation of which several are listed below:

  1. Enlarges your view of God. Ps.77:11-14; Prov.3:3-6
  2. Increases your love for God. Ps.119:97; Ps.119:138-140
  3. Purifies your heart. Prov.4:23; Prov.6:16-23
  4. Strengthens your faith. Ps.5:1-4; Prov.4:4
  5. Increases your awareness of God’s presence. Josh.1:8-9; Ps.27:8

Remember reading is like taking a bite and meditation is like chewing.  Be diligent to chew on the benefits listed above and the Lord will help you to add to the list… that your profiting may appear to all.
For further reading: Read all the references above.