Meditation In The Old Testament

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The Importance of Deep Thinking in the Old Testament

On my bed I remember You; I think of You through the watches of the night. (Psalms, 63:6)

But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night. (Psalms, 1:2)

I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember Your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all Your works and consider all Your mighty deeds. (Psalms, 77:11-12)

Though rulers sit together and slander me, Your servant will meditate on Your decrees. Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors. (Psalms, 119:23-24)

Oh, how I love Your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on Your statutes. (Psalms, 119:97-99)



I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in Your word. My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on Your promises. (Psalms, 119:147-148)

I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw. (Proverbs, 24:32)

Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what He has made crooked? When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider… (Ecclesiastes 7:13-14)

… I rejoice in following Your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on Your precepts and consider Your ways. I delight in Your decrees; I will not neglect Your word. (Psalms, 119:13-16)

Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders. (Job, 37:14)

Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (Joshua, 1:8)

I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all Your works and consider… I spread out my hands to You; my soul thirsts for You like a parched land. (Psalms, 143:5-6)

Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. (Psalms, 111:2)

But be sure to fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things He has done for you. (1 Samuel, 12:24)

… for I delight in Your commands because I love them. I lift up my hands to Your commands, which I love, and I meditate on Your decrees. (Psalms, 119:47-48)

My heart grew hot within me, and as I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: “Show me, O Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life.” (Psalms, 39:3-4)

One generation will commend Your works to another; they will tell of Your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and I will meditate on Your wonderful works, they will tell of the power of Your awesome works. (Psalms, 145:4-5)

Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways.” (Haggai, 1:5)

“Now give careful thought to this from this day on… I struck all the work of your hands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did not turn to Me,” declares the Lord. “… Give careful thought.” (Haggai, 2:15-18)

So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in God’s hands. (Ecclesiastes, 9:1)

… When I think of all this, I fear Him. (Job, 23:15)