Meditation

“When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.”

Ps. 63:6

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.”

Ps. 1:2

 

Subsection

Puritan Meditation

Including a nearly exhaustive collection of puritan works on the subject

 

 

Bible Verses

Bible Verses on Meditation, 31 verses, collected by Amy Gant

 

 

Extracts

Buchanan, James – Thoughts and Reflecting on the New Yearno source info, 4 paragraphs

Kennedy, John – Things to be Pondered: A course of twelve lessons, which I have begun to learn, and should not cease to rememberno date, 12 lessons, from The Life of John Kennedy, D.D. by Rev. Alexander Auld

Here is Biblical meditation and self-examination at its best.  Read this five minute piece, and then do the same.

 

Audio Sermons 

Mattull, Jonathan – The Knowing of the Love of Christ, a sermon on Eph. 3:18-19, 2013

A Sermon meditating on the love of Christ:

Eph. 3:16-19,  “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory… that ye… may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height, and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge.”

Roberts, Maurice – Meditation, Josh. 1:8

Josh. 1:8, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

Roberts, Maurice – The Place of Meditation, Josh 1:8 

 

Puritan Works

Puritan Meditation

Including a nearly exhaustive collection of puritan works on the subject

 

 

Later Works

Pike, Samuel – How to Perform Serious Meditation, 1755, 19 paragraphs, from his Religious Cases of Conscience, co-authored with Samuel Hayward, both being ministers in London, England 

This very valuable book is a collection of pastoral answers to written questions from letters of Christians about practical questions.  The particular question addressed is, ‘How may a Christian attain to perform the duty of serious meditation in a right manner?’

Spurgeon, Charles – Meditation on God, 1858, a sermon on Ps. 104:34, 32 paragraphs

Ps. 104:34 – “My meditation of Him shall be sweet.”

Cunningham, William – Prayer, Meditation and TemptationBuy  1878, p. 63, 26 pages, chapters 5 & 6 from his Theological Lectures 

 

 

 

“My meditation of Him shall be sweet.”

Ps. 104:34

 

 

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