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Christian Meditation is Very Different from the Meditation Found In Cults

 

The word, meditate, as it is used in the Bible, means to think or to pray. It is the opposite of the mind blanking techniques of the cults such as the Emerging/Emergent "church." These mindless meditation techniques are New Age, Hindu, and Buddist methods. Mindlessly repeating "Jesus" over and over will not put you in touch with the Spirit of God, but it will put you in touch with spirits. When you seek the real Jesus, you must do it sincerely. He really does exist. You must believe that. He really does reward those who diligently seek Him. You must believe that.

Genesis 24:63 And Isaac went out to meditate [suwach - akh: meditate, muse, commune, speak, complain] in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.

 

[Strongs 01897 hagah daw-gaw: moan, growl, utter, muse, mutter, meditate, devise, plot, speak]

Psalm 1:1-2 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Psalm 35:28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.

Psalm 37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

Psalm 38:12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

Psalm 63:5-6 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

Psalm 71:24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought to shame, that seek my hurt.

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

Psalm 115:7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.

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

Proverbs 8:7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Pr 15:28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

Pr 24:2 For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.

Isa 8:19 And when they shall say to you, Seek to them that have familiar spirits, and to wizards that peep, and that mutter : should not a people seek to their God? for the living to the dead?

Isa 16:7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn ; surely they are stricken.

Isa 31:4 For thus hath the LORD spoken to me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.

Isa 33:18 Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?

Isa 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Isa 59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.

Isa 59:11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

Isa 59:13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.

Jer 48:31 Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart shall mourn [hagah daw-gaw': moan, growl, utter, muse, mutter, meditate, devise, plot, speak] for the men of Kirheres.

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:

 

 

Strongs 07878 siyach see akh

1) to put forth, mediate, muse, commune, speak, complain, ponder, sing

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to complain

1a2) to muse, meditate upon, study, ponder

1a3) to talk, sing, speak

1b) (Polel) to meditate, consider, put forth thoughts

Jud 5:10 Speak , ye that ride on white asses, ye that sit in judgment, and walk by the way.

1Ch 16:9 Sing to him, sing psalms to him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.

Job 7:11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 12:8 Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare to thee.

Psalm 55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray , and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

Psalm 69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

Psalm 77:3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained , and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

Psalm 77:6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

Psalm 77:11-12 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

Psalm 105:2 Sing to him, sing psalms to him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

Psalm 119:14-15 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect to thy ways.

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

Psalm 119:27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.

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

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

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

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

Psalm 145:5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.

Pr 6:22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

Isa 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

 

 

 

Strongs 3191 [meletao mel-et-ah: to care for, attend to carefully, practise]

1 Timothy 13-15 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

 

Strongs 01901 hagiyg haw-gheeg 1) whisper, musing, murmuring

1a) murmuring

1b) musing

Psalm 5:1 To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation .

Psalm 39:3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,

 

Strongs 01902 higgayown hig-gaw-yone 1) meditation, resounding music, musing

1a) resounding music

1b) meditation, plotting

Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion . Selah.

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.

Psalm 92:3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound .

La 3:62 The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day.

 

Strongs 01900 haguwth haw-gooth 1) meditation, utterance, musing

Psalm 49:3 My mouth shall speak (8762) of wisdom ; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding .

 

Strongs 07879 siyach see akh 1) meditation, complaint, musing

1a) plaint, complaint

1b) following are dubious

1b1) musing

1b2) anxiety, trouble

1b3) talk

1Sa 1:16 Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.

1Ki 18:27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking , or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or perhaps he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

2Ki 9:11 Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and one said to him, Is all well? wherefore came this mad fellow to thee? And he said to them, Ye know the man, and his communication .

Job 7:13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint ;

Job 9:27 If I say, I will forget my complaint , I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:

Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 21:4 As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled?

Job 23:2 Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.

Psalm 55:2 Attend to me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint , and make a noise;

Psalm 64:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer : preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

Psalm 102:1 A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come to thee.

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

Psalm 142:2 I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.

Pr 23:29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling ? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

 

Strongs 07881 siychah see-khaw 1) meditation, reflection, prayer, devotion, complaint, musing

1a) complaint

1b) musing, study (of object)

Job 15:4 Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.

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

Psalm 119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation .

 

 



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