Meditation—found twenty-one times in twenty-one verses, eighteen of which are in the Old Testament
Variations: meditate, meditation, premeditate
First usage: Genesis 24:63 (meditate)
Last usage: 1 Timothy 4:15 (meditate)
Defined: to ponder or to contemplate
Interesting fact: With all the talk about success and prosperity, one would think that Joshua 1:8 would be the focus of many of these discussions. That verse gives the ordered process by which we can obtain success and prosperity: (1) meditation leads to observance, (2) observance yields spiritual prosperity, and (3) spiritual prosperity yields success.
Bible study tip: Be careful not to allow preconceived notions to taint your view of scriptural admonitions. The world’s practice of meditation is unscriptural, but we are still called to learn and implement scriptural meditation. Approach the Bible with an open mind, refusing to apply the unscriptural philosophy implemented by the world.
Sunday, Day 190—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 191—What Is Meditation?
Tuesday, Day 192—An Acceptable Meditation
Wednesday, Day 193—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 194—Meditating in God’s Word
Friday, Day 195—Meditation Becomes Conversation
Saturday, Day 196—Give Thyself Wholly to Them
Day 190: Church Day
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.