Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Meditation can be a godly practice, but can also express the exact opposite connotation. Nonbelievers go to great lengths to push their concept of meditation upon the world, but their meditation remains ungodly in every aspect. Rather than asking whether or not we should meditate, we should ask upon what we should meditate. Perhaps the Christian’s most important question in this matter should be, “Is my meditation pleasing to the Lord?” Interestingly, David, a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22), prayed, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD” (Psalm 19:14). David wanted to insure that his meditation was acceptable to the Lord.
- (For children): Philippians 4:8 tells us to think about good and pleasant things. Thinking about God in the right way will always please Him. Read Psalm 104:34. How is thinking about God sweet? What has He done for us?
- (For everyone): Is your meditation acceptable to the Lord? Are the subjects of your thoughts things that would please the Lord or displease Him? How could you fix this problem?
- What are some things upon which we could meditate that would prove to be acceptable in the eyes of the Lord? How often do you meditate upon those things?
- Ask the Lord to help your meditation to be acceptable to Him.
- Ask the Lord to change your thought life if need be.