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An Outline of Thomas White's work, "Instructions for the Art of Divine Meditation"

What the Bible says about Godly Meditation through the Word

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Thomas White’s famous work on Divine Mediation

White, Thomas, (d. 1672). Instructions for the Art of Divine Meditation, (Coconut Creek: Puritan Publications, 2013).

Main Text: Psalm 1:2

SECTION 1: Divine Meditation
CHAPTER 1: Introduction
CHAPTER 2: A short explanation of the words together with some short observations on the same.
CHAPTER 3: Of the nature, kinds, and differences, of solemn, divine meditation
CHAPTER 4: That solemn meditation is a duty
CHAPTER 5: Preparatory directions for the circumstances of solemn meditation
CHAPTER 6: Rules for the subject, of solemn meditation
CHAPTER 7: Directions for the working of our hearts to be convinced of, and affected with the presence of God
CHAPTER 8: Concerning the preparatory prayer that is to be used before meditation
CHAPTER 9: Several rules for managing the duty of consideration
CHAPTER 10: Concerning affections
CHAPTER 11: Rules concerning resolutions
CHAPTER 12: Directions for vows
CHAPTER 13: Rules for concluding meditation
CHAPTER 14: Of the duty and general rules for meditating on Scripture
CHAPTER 15: Several rules for the subject of our spiritual meditation
SECTION 2: Instances of solemn divine meditation

Bible Verse:

“I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless,” (Gen. 17:1).

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