Category Archives: Meditation, Solitude & Self-examination

True Christian Meditation is not Contemplative Mysticism

Psalm 1:2; Psalm 119:99; Psalm 39:3,4        His delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.        I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my … Continue reading

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Snakes in the Bosom

Job 31:33; Proverbs 23:32        If I covered my trangressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom.        At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. C. H. SPURGEON (1834-1892): Some desire to … Continue reading

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A Censorious Spirit

Matthew 7:1-5        Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that … Continue reading

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The Importance of Meditation Upon God’s Word

Psalm 119:99; I Timothy 4:15; Psalm 119:18        Thy testimonies are my meditation.        Meditate on these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.        Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things … Continue reading

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Self-serving Zeal

2 Kings 10:16        Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. MATTHEW HENRY (1662-1714): This is commonly taken as not well said by Jehu, and as giving cause to suspect that his heart was not right with … Continue reading

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Tuning our Hearts for Prayer

Psalm 39:3        My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then I spake with my tongue. GEORGE MÜLLER (1805-1898): When we pray, we speak to God. This exercise of the soul can best be … Continue reading

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Seasons of Solitude

Genesis 24:63        And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide. RICHARD BAXTER (1615-1691): When we read that Isaac went out to meditate in the field, the margin [KJV] says to pray: for the Hebrew word … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Solitude

Matthew 14:23        And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when evening was come, he was there alone. MARTIN LUTHER (1483-1546): Every man must do things alone; he must … Continue reading

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Morning Devotions

Psalm 5:3        My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. WILLIAM JAY (1769-1853): Authors have found the morning the best time for study … Continue reading

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