• Sara Chapple

Bible Verses for: Meditation

To meditate means simply to think about. In the Old and New Testaments God instructs us to ponder, to think about, His Word. We can do this by quietly reading a verse and thinking about it. We can take small pieces of a verse that are easily memorized and repeat them out loud or in our minds. We can even write them out with pen and paper. It can be something as simple as "Jesus is Lord".

Meditation isn't difficult but for so many of us, it is unfamiliar. It can take practice to be able to still our minds, but like any other muscle, our minds will get stronger with time!

Try starting with the simple verse, "Be still and know that I am God". This is a great first step to helping us slow down and allowing God's Word to become part of us as we develop the practice of biblical meditation.

All of Scripture is available for our meditation! Below are just some favorites of mine. :) Happy meditating!

"Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; 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

"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

Psalm 46:10

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."

2 Timothy 3:6-7

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

John 14:27

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things."

Philippians 4:8

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea..."

Psalm 46:1-2

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11

"The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing."

Zephaniah 3:17

'the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

"Worthy are you, our Lord and God,

to receive glory and honor and power,

for you created all things,

and by your will they were created and existed."'

Revelation 4:10-11

"Jesus is Lord."

Romans 10:9

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is -- his good, pleasing and perfect will."

Romans 12:2

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