The Power of Meditation – Planted Chapel Sermon Series

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Psalm 1:2b “…and in his law doeth he meditate day and night.”

I. The Meaning of Meditation

Meditate: Hebrew: hagah meditate; speak; imagine; study; mutter; utter; talk

  • Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:

II. The Magnitude of Meditation

            A. Produces Excitement – unable to keep it inside

  • Psalms 77:12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

            B. Produces Determination – unable to be distracted by personal conflicts

  • Psalms 119:23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.

            C. Produces Selflessness – unhindered by those that are proud and perverted

  • Psalms 119:78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.

            D. Produces Humility

  • Psalms 119:15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.

            E. Produces Thankfulness

  • Psalms 143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.

            F. Produces Action

  • Psalms 119:48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.

            G. Produces Joy

  • Psalms 104:34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

            H. Produces Understanding

  • Psalms 49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

III. The Moments of Meditation

            A. During rest

  • Psalms 63:6 When I remember thee upon my bed.

            B. During the day

  • Psalms 119:97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

            C. During the night

  • Psalms 63:6 When I remember thee upon my bed and meditate on thee in the night watches.

            E. During work

  • Psalms 119:148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

Conclusion: 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.