Westminster Larger Catechism Study

I will meditate in thy precepts


Good advice. Mike I wonder if you have a clear statement on how God’s word through David in the Psalms and Spurgeon’s exhortation is different from the practices taught by those like Richard Foster on Silence and Solitude or those who teach the monastic practice of Lectio Divina. I still often run into people in churches that promote these. How do they differ from Biblical Meditation? How are they like Eastern Mediation? And how does one explain the distinction to those who practice them, if it truly matters?

Possessing the Treasure

C.A. Spurgeon from his Morning by Morning Devotional for October 12.

15 I will meditate in thy precepts,
and have respect unto thy ways.
16 I will delight myself in thy statutes:
I will not forget thy word.Psalms 119:15-16 (KJV)

There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering through meditation on his Word spiritual strength for labour in his service. We ought to muse upon the things of God, because we thus get the real nutriment out of them. Truth is something like the cluster of the vine: if we would have wine from it, we must bruise it; we must press and squeeze it many times. The bruiser’s feet must come down joyfully upon the bunches, or else the juice will not flow; and they must well…

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