99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep Your precepts.
Today’s Inspiration: People easily fall because they read His word superficially. David said he has more understanding than all his teachers, more than all the ancients because he keeps all the precepts and meditate on His testimonies. Psalm 119:99-100.
Psychiatrist Carl Jung says ‘hurry’ is the devil in itself. All the authors in the Bible definitely understand the discipline of meditation. If you don’t meditate on the word, you have not internalised the word and hence you panic easily and react when circumstances are not in your favour. Meditation is defined as listening to the words you are reading, reflecting on God’s works, rehearsing God’s deeds, ruminating on God’s law and by so doing you internalise the words of instruction from the Living God.
It is the continual focus upon obedience and faithfulness that clearly distinguished Christian meditation with eastern meditation. Isaac meditated in the field in the evening Genesis 24:63. David meditated upon his bed in the watches of the night. Psalm 63:6. He meditates upon His promises Psalm 119:148.
Christian meditation is the ability to hear God’s voice and obey His word. In meditation we are growing into a familiar relationship with Jesus. ‘He walks with me and He talks with me’ is not a pious jargon but a straightforward description of daily life like God did with Adam and Eve before the fall.
What happens in meditation is that we create the emotional and spiritual atmosphere which allows Christ to construct an inner sanctuary in our heart. Inward fellowship like this transforms the inner personality. We cannot burn the eternal flame of the inner sanctuary and remain the same for the Divine Fire will consume everything that is impure. Everything that obstructs we have to let go. When we detach from our past, we must attach to something so as not to leave a vacuum for the devil to influence us. When we detach from our past, we must attach to richer attachment of God that guides us to our future.
Christian meditation leads us to wholeness. Desire for the Voice of the Living God like Habbakuk does in Habbakuk 2:1. He moves to a quiet place where he is not distracted and wait to hear what God is speaking through His word that he might journalise it in verse 2. What is your meditation this morning? Has it edify or comfort you? Has it given you hope?