Had a conversation with a bro recently that at core had to do with his worries over the practice of meditation.
As we are both followers of Jesus he was concerned about possible issues of eastern religious practices creeping into Christianity.
While an important matter, the fact is that one can rightly say genuine Hebrew-Jewish-Christian faith traditions are eastern.
Second and more importantly there are a number of references to meditation in the biblical record.
The one I have read and pondered often is in the first Psalm:
“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he MEDITATES day and night.”
-Ps. 1.2 (caps = my accent)
Interestingly enough, the entire lyric is a full-on contrast between a godly, righteous and blessed seeker of the true God who bears good, eternal fruit vs. the wicked, unrighteous mocker who doesn’t, who just perishes.
The godly person continually ponders, studies, seriously focuses and considers, spends daily time in the depths (meditates, prays about) God’s Word while the ungodly do not.
Those who follow Him, those who do not.
On 9/11 and -every- single day… He and His Words… -essential- meditation.
Thanks for stopping by. -Glenn