Holy Meditation by George WhitefieldWhat the Bible says about Godly Meditation through the Word
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Holy and frequent meditation is another blessed means of keeping up a believer’s walk with God. ‘Prayer, reading, temptation, and meditation’, says Luther, make a minister.’ And they also make and perfect a Christian. Meditation to the soul, is the same as digestion to the body. Holy David found it so, and therefore he was frequently employed in meditation, even in the night season. We read also of Isaac’s going out into the fields to meditate in the evening; or, as it is in the margin, to pray. For meditation is a kind of silent prayer, whereby the soul is frequently as it were carried out of itself to God, and in a degree made like unto those blessed spirits, who by a kind of immediate intuition always behold the face of our heavenly Father. None but those happy souls that have been accustomed to this divine employ, can tell what a blessed promoter of the divine life, meditation is. ‘Whilst I was musing’, says David, ‘the fire kindled.’ And whilst the believer is musing on the works and word of God, especially that work of works, that wonder of wonders, that mystery of godliness, ‘God manifest in the flesh’, the Lamb of God slain for the sins of the world, he frequently feels the fire of divine love kindle, so that he is obliged to speak with his tongue, and tell of the loving-kindness of the Lord to his soul. Be frequent therefore in meditation, all ye that desire to keep up and maintain a close and uniform walk with the most high God.
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