Meditation 101 – 4

Posted by Bob Hibbing on

Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant and becoming. - Psalm 147:1

Meditation has become a largely discarded practice. We are just too busy for it. It has become a casualty of the war of options. It has become less important than getting things done. Yet, for the lack of it, we have become more proud and self-reliant, and, therefore, frustrated and harried.

Meditation is easy! It is simply a matter or repeating something numerous times. Is there anyone who cannot do that? All it takes is time and the will to repeat something.

And the benefits of meditation on the Scriptures are many. Rather than listing the verses that would support that truth, let’s put it in practice.

Repeating verse one of Psalm 147 gives us at least two reasons to praise the Lord. One is that it is pleasant. It is pleasant. It is pleasant. Need anything pleasant in your life? Need a respite from the constant drumbeat of evil in the news? Need something that will soothe the bitterness and retaliation that rises up within you when you hear of or experience injustices? Then praise the Lord. Review the reasons to praise Him listed in the twenty verses of this Psalm.

A second reason to praise the Lord is that it is becoming. It looks good on us! I have an employee who would not regard himself as a good singer, but when I hear him singing as we work together, it sounds good to me—not in audible quality, but in the sincerity of his heart. It looks good on him! It fits a heart working for the ultimate Boss .

Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant and becoming.

Submitted by:
Bob Hibbing

Lifehouse Church
Decorah, Iowa

One-Year Bible Reading
Numbers 33:40-35:34
Luke 5:12-28
Psalm 65:1-13
Proverbs 11:23

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