Scripture meditation is a vital Christian discipline. Learn how and why to meditate upon the Scriptures. God will bless your life beyond measure as you practice meditation in the Bible. Learn four reasons to practice Christian meditation.
In this article, we discuss the importance of meditation in the life of the believer. Do you meditate? How much time do you spend each day thinking about God and His Word?
Life moves quickly. People are so busy today that it’s hard to catch your breath. Busyness is the enemy of meditation.
Determine to make intentional meditation a regular part of your life.
WHAT IS MEDITATION?
Biblical meditation is not Transcendental Meditation taught in false religions and New Age Spiritism.
Transcendental Meditation (TM) refers to a specific form of silent, mantra meditation and to the organizations that constitute the Transcendental Meditation movement. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi created and introduced the TM technique and TM movement in India in the mid-1950s.
The meditation practice involves the use of a silently-used mantra for 15–20 minutes twice per day while sitting with the eyes closed.Wikipedia
According to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary, Meditate means “To dwell on any thing in thought; to contemplate; to study; to turn or revolve any subject in the mind; appropriately but not exclusively used of pious contemplation, or a consideration of the great truths of religion.”
Biblical meditation is the application of the mind to a specific thought and looking at it from all angles seeking the fullness on understanding on the matter.
Sin condemns the soul to Hell and destroys everything it touches. Only faith in Jesus Christ can remove the eternal penalty of sin and restore fellowship with God. Learn the Biblical definition of sin so you can avoid it.
There is a lot of confusion about what sin is today. Make sure you know what sin is so you can evade its devastating effects.
Consider this information from a poll that highlights the confusion about sin.
The Empty Tomb of Jesus Christ changed the course of human history and the fate of human souls. Here are three benefits to remember this week.
Most empty things are not good:
- bank accounts
In contrast, an empty grave is a good thing. Some of you may own a grave plot, but you are not in it yet. That’s a good thing!
Jesus died. He should be in the grave, but He is not. He stayed three nights in a borrowed tomb and rose again. His grave is empty!
Jesus is the only Religious leader who is not in the grave.
- Muhammed, the founder of Islam, is buried in a mosque in Medina.
- Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was cremated in Kushinagar.
- Mahavira, the founder of Janism, was cremated in Pawapuri.
- Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, is buried in the Smith Family Cemetery in Nauvoo, IL.
- Charles Taze Russel, the founder of Jehovah’s Witnesses, is buried in Pittsburgh, PA.
- Hindu leaders have died and are turned to ash.
- Toaist leaders have been long buried and turned to dust.
The grave of Jesus Christ is empty! The God for the empty tomb!
Jesus took something that is empty and made it the path to fullness.
God’s economy works differently than man’s economy.
The airwaves and newspapers are buzzing with information and opinions about COVID19. What should your church do about coronavirus? These Bible Truths will help you know.
Viruses are scary. History is replete with examples of deadly plagues and sicknesses. No one wants to get sick. Everybody wants to protect their family.
When social distancing is promoted as our only hope, what should ministries do? Church is a social environment. Do we stop church for the foreseeable future? Should we hide in our houses in fear?
What is coronavirus? Is this a global pandemic that will kill untold millions? Or is it more like a stronger version of the common flu? With doctors and pundits on both sides of the equation, it’s hard to know what we can believe.
To make matters worse, the media today has an agenda. The media establishment prospers financially during crises. Their age-old adage is “If it bleeds, it leads.” That’s why we live in a day of constant “breaking news” and 24 hour-a-day stories that promote fear and anxiety. After all, you pay more attention to the news when you are worried about what is going on in the world.
Further, the media is polarized politically. Many people want the Trump administration to fail so badly that they seem giddy about the possibility of sickness, death, and financial pain. That’s sick.
Should you cancel church services? Should you postpone events? Should you cancel fellowships and meals?
These Biblical principles are good for any difficult situation.
Temptation is one of Satan’s most effective tools. These powerful Bible verses will equip and empower you to overcome temptation. (Includes free downloadable Bible verse list.)
Every Christian must face the reality of temptation.
Simply put, temptation is the enticement to sin.
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary gives us a deeper meaning of the word.
The act of tempting; enticement to evil by arguments, by flattery, or by the offer of some real or apparent good.
When the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. Luke 4.
2. Solicitation of the passions; enticements to evil proceeding from the prospect of pleasure or advantage.
3. The state of being tempted or enticed to evil. When by human weakness you are led into temptation, resort to prayer for relief.
Lead us not into temptation. Lord’s Prayer.
5. That which is presented to the mind as an inducement to evil.
Dare to be great without a guilty crown,
View it, and lay the bright temptation down. Dryden.
6. In colloquial language, an allurement to any thing indifferent, or even good.
Satan is the master tempter. He is very good at it. Countless lost souls and fallen Christians are his resume’ of destruction.
Temptation is a battle that you must face, but it is a battle you can win.
If the Lord can save our souls from eternal damnation, he can save us from temptation today.
The Bible can encourage your heart and empower your life. What verses inspire you to overcome challenges and triumph over the world? Every Christian should know these powerful Bible verses about victory.
Our God is victorious. He always wins. He has never lost a battle. He has no equal to challenge His sovereignty.
Although we know this truth by the fact of history and the choice of faith, our experience in this life can make it seem like we are losing at times. Our limited perspective can create doubt and discouragement.
Allow me to encourage you in the Lord. If you are born again, you are on the winning side! God has revealed the last chapter of history. There is no doubt of how the future will end. God and His people are victorious!