Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
The vision of Abide: Meditations on the Word of God is to present the Word of God in the form of biblical affirmations and meditations,
using both written, audio and video formats.
Meditate, Contemplate, and Ruminate
. . . On the Word of God . . .
for Encouragement, Edification, and Spiritual Transformation
By practicing biblical meditation, one intentionally and purposefully focuses attention on the Word of God. Meditating on the Word of God — that is Spiritfulness. The goal is spiritual transformation by intentional immersion in the Word of God.
“The purpose of meditation is to penetrate the Scriptures and to let them penetrate us. Meditation attunes the inward self to the Holy Spirit so that our hearts harmonize and resonate with His voice.” (Boa, 2001, 177)
What Does the Bible Say about Meditation?
In Psalm 1:2 and Joshua 1:8, the Hebrew term for meditate is “hagah“, which means to mutter (out loud to one self), to mull over, to ponder, to think about.
In Psalm 119: 15; 23, 27, 48, 78, 97, 99 and 148 the Hebrew term for meditate is “siyach“, which means to ponder, reflect upon and talk out loud to one self.
Therefore, meditation is to “hagah” or “siyach” on the Word of God — to read it out loud — over and over again — and then ponder, reflect and contemplate the Word.
Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for
reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness. . .
2 Timothy 3:16 (WEB)
Reference List: Kenneth Boa, Conformed to His Image: Biblical and Practical Approaches to Spiritual Formation ( Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2001), 177.
Effective December 21, 2016, all scripture references in the blogs and videos on this website are credited to the World English Bible (WEB), Public Domain.