3 Common Reasons (Excuses) Why We Don’t Meditate on Scripture

by Paul Tautges | February 22, 2019 2:32 am

Last week, I finished reading God’s Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation[1]. Essentially, what the author David Saxton has done is collect and organize what many Puritan pastors and theologians believed and taught in regard to meditating on the Scriptures.

Near the end of the book, in the chapter entitled “The Enemies of Meditation,” he writes:

Christians live behind enemy lines. They are a people both at peace and at war. Believers fight the good fight of the faith, knowing that their soul’s health will suffer a constant barrage of enemy fire. [Speaking of the devil, he then goes on] Because he is a crafty opponent, Satan seeks to attack God’s people at their most vital spiritual defenses. Those habits that are most useful to the soul will likely face the greatest enemy assaults. Like a worm that destroys the root of a beautiful plant, so Satan devises strategies that will shake the foundation of the believer’s walk with God.

He then points out how our enemy utilizes our common excuses for not spending time daily meditating on the Word of God, including these three:

Ouch! These words hurt because they are true. They wound in order to heal.

Do you daily meditate on the Word of God? If not, why not? What are your excuses? Perhaps it’s time for you to be honest with yourself and with God. Unfortunately, David Saxton is correct: If you don’t make time to daily be in the Word of God, then the Lord does not have first place in your life. He can’t say it any nicer than that.

Listen to the sermon, Meditate on the Word[2].

  1. God’s Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation: https://www.heritagebooks.org/products/gods-battle-plan-for-the-mind-the-puritan-practice-of-biblical-meditation-saxton.html
  2. Meditate on the Word: https://cornerstonemayfield.org/church-sermons/message/447

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