Here are ten reasons why you should make meditation on Scripture part of your Christian life.

1. It stops sin

If we hide God’s Word in our heart it will stop sin at its roots (Ps. 119:11).

2. It starts good

Meditation on the Bible’s practical exhortations and commands reminds us of our Christian duties. What we think about is what we eventually do (Prov. 23:7).

3. It guides and refreshes prayer

Meditation on verses of Scripture opens up new topics and areas for prayer.

4. It turns sleeplessness into a blessing

The Psalmist turned the “wasted” hours of insomnia into a soul-enriching feast (Ps. 63:5-6).

5. It uses time well

It is a far more profitable than, say, watching the TV. It will also make you happier (Ps. 1:1-3)

6. It makes you ready to witness

By filling our hearts with God and His Word we will be much more ready to give an answer to every man that asks a reason for the hope that we have (1 Pet. 3:15).

7. It helps you in fellowship

You can edify others in fellowship because you can propose a verse for discussion and give some thoughts upon it.

8. It increases communion with God

God meets with His people through the Scriptures. A person who never thinks on Scripture will never meet and walk with God.

9. It revives spiritual life.

“To be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace” (Rom. 8:6).

10. It has many biblical precedents and examples (Ps. 19:14; 39:3; 77:12)

My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD (Ps. 104:34).

Tomorrow: 10 Methods of Meditation

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