06012018 Friday

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night” (Psalm 1:2).

While Far Eastern religions have made the idea of meditation into an internal, silent, cognitive exercise, the Ancient Near Eastern culture of the Hebrews did not read sacred text silently. The verb, “meditate,” is an active, oral rumination, alerting us to the importance of congregational participation. To properly meditate upon God’s word, we must seek to do so aloud and in the company of his people, not sitting alone in our own thoughts.

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