Keeping It Real: Biblical Meditation

I’m so thankful for biblical teachers like J.I Packer, a teacher who doesn’t encourage us to “move our attention inward…to rest in our true natures” (in the way of yoga’s self-realization) — but who, instead, helps us learn how to look away from ourselves, to speak to our flawed souls in honest, truth-filled ways. This truth does not lie in our hearts—because those hearts are “deceitful above all things” (Jeremiah 17:9). Jesus told us where to look for truth when he prayed his High Priestly Prayer in John 17:17: “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” May Christ’s prayer be answered as we open our Bibles and pray for the Holy Spirit’s gift of wisdom — and, as a result, may you and I “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

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