Christians what are your thoughts about meditation? Is that a sin?
- Anonymous2 years agoFavorite Answer
As long as we meditate upon God and his word in our hearts, we are good to go.
Psa 1:2 His delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Jos 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
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What is Christian meditation?
Psalm 19:14 states, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” What, then, is Christian meditation, and how should Christians meditate? Unfortunately, the word “meditation” can carry the connotation of something mystical. For some, meditation is clearing the mind while sitting in an unusual position. For others, meditation is communing with the spirit world around us. Concepts such as these most definitely do not characterize Christian meditation.
- PubliusLv 72 years ago
It's fine as long as you don't invite spirits into you. I feel nervous about identifying with the Wrathful Meditational Deity, for example. But most meditation is harmless. I have used meditation exercises to ameliorate fatigue, cure insomnia, and reduce headaches.
- Forrest ToneyLv 72 years ago
If you let go of your thinking process then Satan can enter in .
- Old-unLv 62 years ago
Thinking deeply upon God's word, examining it so as to understand its meaning and application is what meditation is and isn't emptying ones mind; quite different to what some believe the act of meditation is where many [not all] sit quietly and inactive.
Thinking upon the word of God so as to know him and draw close to him and learn from the Scriptures is something we are told to do,Ps1:1,2, result, Ps 119:99 ''I have more insight than all my teachers, Because I ponder over [or study ftn] over your reminders,'' NWT; ''I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.'' KJV
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- loveableLv 62 years ago
Meditating on God's word day and night is perfect.
Meditation in solitary with the Lord is good, Jesus did that too.
But meditation with nothing is meaningless. Life without God is sin. Clearing all thoughts and allowing new thoughts run wild is definitely sin.
- satsLv 72 years ago
Jesus tells us we should mediate. Matthew 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites. are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and. in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.
- ?Lv 72 years ago
Not for me. I meditate on God's word, and have found it very revealing and beneficial.
Psalm 48:9 Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.Source(s): bisexual Christian
- Chi girlLv 72 years ago
Meditating on God isn't a sin.Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
- Anonymous2 years ago
I've seen numerous Christians on this website say that meditation is an invitation to Satan.
Not much you can say to a statement like that.
- Anonymous2 years ago
Meditation is a great way to relax.
- Anonymous2 years ago
Meditation is a sin for Christians (and everyone). And that is not just my thoughts. It is a fact because meditation comes from false religion and is demonic and will bring demons to you. So avoid it.
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