What You Need to Know About Meditation and The Bible
As I'm sure you know, I teach the importance of mediation in learning to shoot. I've been meditating now for over 35 years and have been a Christian my entire life. I've learned that many people believe that meditation somehow goes against the Word of God. They think that because it's also a practice used by other religions, that it's a form of demonic idolatry.
Anyone who thinks meditation is somehow “un-Christian” is someone who has never read the Bible, or only reads the parts that fit into their un-Biblical worldview.
Although the meditation I teach has nothing to do with religion, it's a simple practice of quieting the mind through breathing practice; I wanted to shed some light on the topic for anyone who still harbors negative feelings towards a scientifically-proven technique for improving every aspect of your life.
So, if you're using The Bible as a reason for not meditating — I'll use The Bible to show you...God commands you to meditate!
There are several bible verses about meditation but let me highlight the most relevant.
16 Bible Verses About Meditation
LET US PRAY
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.
May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.
Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.
My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; ...
My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.
I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.
Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.
Then I said, “I will appeal to this, to the years of the right hand of the Most High.” I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.
When I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening. And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, there were camels coming.
Only Jesus could heal the blind. All I can do is to help you open your eyes.
AND ALL THE PEOPLE SAID, AMEN...
There are religions out there that also pray; Does this mean that Christians must not? There are religions that meet together for worship; Does this mean that Christians should not? There are groups out there using firearms with the intent to do harm to others; Does this mean that firearms are bad, or just a tool that can be used for good or evil?
If the Bible says somewhere that I shouldn't meditate, please share it in the comments.