Jeremiah 4:14 “O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?”
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary describes it this way:
MEDITA’TION, n. L. meditatio. Close or continued thought; the turning or revolving of a subject in the mind; serious contemplation.
Webster also references Psalms 19:
Psalm 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.”
We are failing as saved, children of God in this ability to stop, be still and think.
I know I have to stop my schedule and take the time needed to pray. Any prayer; any heartfelt prayer is born out of meditation. The musing of a heart desirous of communicating with God is a heart that drinks in the moments of time when we are quiet with God.
In our passage this morning, God comes to Jeremiah telling him to admonish Israel for her departing from Him. If you and I were to take the time needed to think on what is between us and God, we would hear the blessed Holy Spirit telling us the sins we so lightly esteem; the ones we feel are lesser and able to push to the side are the very ones He desires to deal with us.
I will not belabor the point, nor will will I preach… but I will ask that you and I covenant together to take the time needed to truly approach the throne of God with heart that has been prepared; open, transparent, and honest before Him.
It is in this way, God can deal with us as His child and guide us into all righteousness.
Blessed Lord’s Day to all!