We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together.
You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here.
Chapter Six Outline
- Defining Meditation
- It is a solitary work.
- It is thinking seriously on God.
- Why We Must Provoke Ourselves to Meditate
- It is against flesh and blood.
- Satan hinders it.
- Matters for Meditation
- Meditate upon the corruption of your nature.
- Meditate upon the death and passion of Christ.
- It would produce repentance.
- It would fire our hearts with love to Christ.
- Meditate upon your evidences for heaven.
- Was your heart convinced of sin?
- Has God made you accept Christ on His own terms?
- Do you have the indwelling Holy Spirit?
- Meditate upon the uncertainty of all earthly comforts.
- It would keep us from be deceived by the world.
- It would moderate our affections to them.
- It would make us look to the certainty of grace.
- Meditate on God’s severity against sin.
- Meditate on eternal life.
- It is a spiritual life.
- It is a glorious life.
- Reasons for Meditation
- It makes the Word preached to profit.
- It quickens the affections.
- It has a transforming power in it.
- It produces reformation.
- How Shall We Meditate?
- Get a love for spiritual things.
Questions for Reflection
- How did you understand meditation before reading this chapter?
- How has your understanding of meditation changed now that you have read Watson’s thoughts on the subject?
- Which of Watson’s six matters for meditation most stood out to you? Why?
- How do you plan to make meditating upon Scripture a regular practice in your life?
For further information on biblical meditation, I suggest reading David Saxton’s book, God’s Battle Plan for the Mind. You can read my review here.