Christians Meditate

June 13, 2021 Pastor: Michael Foster Series: Philippians

Scripture: Philippians 4:8–9

Manton says, 'Faith is lean and ready to starve unless it be fed with continual meditation on the promises.' Relative solitude or quiet is where we digest truth.
Spiritually speaking, you can starve while consuming.
And not just by consuming evils thing or stupids things but even by over-consuming good things.
In most cases, we don’t even need more content.
We need more meditation. It doesn’t matter if you stuff yourself with tweets, blog posts, or long theological tomes. None of it will have any value without meditation.
Now the opposite is also true. Meditation can make much of little. It is in this spirit Charles Spurgeon wrote:
'Master those books you have. Read them thoroughly. Bathe in them until they saturate you. Read and reread them…digest them. Let them go into your very self. Peruse a good book several times and make notes and analyses of it. A student will find that his mental constitution is more affected by one book thoroughly mastered than by twenty books he has merely skimmed. Little learning and much pride comes from hasty reading. Some men are disabled from thinking by their putting meditation away for the sake of much reading. In reading let your motto be "much not many."'
We need to dwell on the things of God. We need to meditate.
Again, chew your own food.

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