Psalm 119:97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
The idea of meditating in the Bible has taken on an almost mystical sense in our contemporary world of New Age philosophies and unusual religious teachings. Just using the word "meditation" brings to mind the mysterious practices of Eastern religions and philosophies. Yet meditating in the word of God is not a strange and unusual thing at all, but rather it is simply a pondering, a thinking deeply upon what the Bible says and teaches.
There is a difference, however, in meditating in the Bible and merely studying. Studying is more of a mental activity of reading and gathering information, which is what most of us normally do as we study, while meditating is more of an activity of taking time to think deeply into what is being read, a more infrequent practice. It can involve searching out the meaning of individual words, pursuing answers to questions that arise in our thoughts, and allowing our mind to search deeper in the pursuit of where those thoughts may take us.
Meditation makes Bible study lessons more of an adventure in discovery than a labor in academics. It tends to be a much less strenuous and laborious activity than just reading. And the insights gained in the process can be quite satisfying. The difficult part is just a matter of learning how to meditate in the word, which is exactly the goal of this site, to help in learning how to ponder the Bible.
The teachings presented here are not typical in format but are instead set up in a more reflective flow of thought. The casual reader may find this style a bit tedious and perhaps excessive in the amount of information. But the seeker of Bible truth will likely find it to be quite refreshing. Hopefully the reader may, by reading in this style, be able to develop the ability to think in a deeper way and learn to approach Bible studies in the same manner.