When you complete this lesson, you will…
- Have a working definition of biblical meditation.
- Embrace and practice all the facets of meaning included in the Greek and Hebrew words translated “meditate” as you meditate on the Scriptures.
- Know and use the seven steps of biblical meditation.
- Be aware of the many biblical research tools available and be led by the Spirit in using them in your meditation.
Before you begin…
Be sure to prepare your heart and mind by quieting yourself in the Lord’s presence and asking Him to give you revelation as you meditate on His Word.
Lord, I draw near with a sincere heart, repentant and washed by the blood of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I set aside my thoughts, my reasoning, my theology, my fears and my pride. I relax, cease my own strivings, and tune to your flow within. Holy Spirit, I open my heart and mind to you. I ask that You anoint the eyes of my heart and enlighten my understanding. I ask that You grant me God’s thoughts, God’s pictures, God’s emotions and God’s creativity. Thank you for what you reveal, in Jesus’ name, Amen. (Ps. 46:10; Ps. 62:5; Heb. 10:22; Eph. 1:17,18; Jer. 29:13; Isa. 1:18; Jn. 7:37-39; Acts 2:25)
Assignments for Lesson Nine:
u Listen to or watch teaching Session Nine, taking notes.
u Prayerfully complete Chapter 9 of the LEARN notebook. The more time and effort you put into doing the work, the greater benefits you will see in your life.
u Share your meditation in the forum. Be encouraged and an encouragement to others.
Taking it deeper…
u Prayerfully complete Chapters Nineteen and Twenty of the text How Do YOU Know?
u Memorize Psalm 119:18 – “Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your Law.”