The first section ("What Does It Mean to Meditate?") focuses on what Biblical meditation is, why it is important and how it differs from Transcendental meditation. This is broken down under 3 sub-headings:
- THE ACTIONS OF MEDITATION
- THE OBJECTS OF MEDITATION
- THE OBJECTIVES OF MEDITATION
The second section examines the questions:
- When Should We Meditate?
- Why Should We Meditate?
The final section under the heading, "The Art of Meditation" is an article entitled "How to Profit From Biblical Meditation". This section is an extensive how-to which includes helpful information on the aspects of Biblical meditation:
This article or 3 article mash-up is a terrific resource. I contains information helpful for someone just beginning to explore Biblical Christian meditation and it has useful information for someone who has been practicing the discipline for years. It would be a good idea to bookmark or print this resource and go back to it every few months as a refresher.
Excerpt From "Biblical Meditation":
Biblical meditation involves becoming detached from the controlling and hindering influences of the world and attached to the living God through Christ that we might, through faith and transformed values, experience the sufficiency of the Savior and reach out to a hurting world in need of the living Christ.
Biblical meditation is object oriented. It begins with reflective reading and rereading of the Word and is followed by reflection on what has been read and committed to memory. In Scripture, the word meditate is generally found with an object (God, His Word, or works, etc.) or in a context where the object of meditation is understood.
In Scripture it does not mean to sit and ponder infinity or to empty the mind so some force can fill it by repeating some chant or mantra. Such is dangerous and opens the mind to demonic attack. Meditation in the Bible means reflective thinking on biblical truth so that God is able to speak to us through Scripture and through the thoughts that come to mind as we are reflecting on the Word, but that must also be filtered by the Word.