Tim Challies caught a quote from Stephen Altrogge on meditation. Stephen makes a great distinction:

“What exactly is meditation?

According to our culture, meditation is the relaxation of the mind to the point where little or no thought occurs. The goal of secular meditation is to empty the mind.

But according to scripture, meditation is the increased focus of the mind with much deep thought occurring.  The goal of godly meditation is to fill the mind with God’s truth.

To put it in a succinct definition, godly meditation is the practice of filling the mind with God’s word for the purpose of applying God’s word.”


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