21+ Interesting bible verses for scriptural reading and meditation.

Scriptural reading and meditation are two ways to spend time learning and engaging with the word of God. While these…
Achinike Amadi

on May 7, 2024

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  • Scriptural reading and meditation are two ways to spend time learning and engaging with the word of God. While these practices go hand in hand, Meditation oftentimes succeeds Bible reading or bible study.

    In today’s increasingly confusing world, daily Bible reading and meditation offer a profound path to continuous self-discovery and spiritual growth.

    Deepened spirituality and a peaceful and sunny disposition are some of the benefits of meditating on scripture — and aligning your thoughts and actions with divine principles.

    Today, we’ll be looking at several thought-provoking bible verses for scriptural reading and meditation. But first, let’s take a quick look at what to expect.

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    Selection Criteria for these bible reading and meditation Bible Verses.

    Every verse in the bible is a worthy subject of your meditation. If it is in the biblical canon, then it is for a reason.

    However, we can’t fit all into a blog post such as this. So, per a predefined objective, we selected the bible reading and meditation verses on this page using the following criteria;

    1. Intriguing and Compelling: The verse should captivate your interest and compel you to delve deeper into its meaning.
    2. Unveiling Hidden Treasures: It should evoke a sense that there is a hidden treasure or gem within, waiting to be discovered. The verse should have layers of meaning that gradually unfold as you reflect on it.
    3. Atomic Nature: Is the idea conveyed in the verse as concise and focused as possible? If you resonate with multiple aspects, consider capturing them separately for deeper exploration in an organized fashion.
    4. Self-Contained Value: The verse should possess inherent value on its own. By simply looking at it, you should be able to derive most of its significance. In itself, it should contain essential components that describe the crux or gist of the discovery though not obvious sometimes.
    5. Reusability: The verse should offer insights that allow for various methods of interaction and ‘facets’ for linkages with other complementing verses. They also are main or supporting ideas in a broad topic that directly concerns you such as the Christian identity, spiritual realities, and privileges in Christ. Bible verses that met this criterium could also produce the desired effect of any of the benefits of bible meditation.
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    These can also serve as a guideline for identifying verses that should be meditated on as you spend time in God’s word.

    By applying these criteria, you can identify Bible verses that are not only meaningful but also conducive to meditation and reflection.

    Bible verses about the Christian Identity to Meditate on.

    Galatians 1:10.

    Am I now trying to win the favor and approval of men, or of God? Or am I seeking to please someone? If I were still trying to be popular with men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.

    Meditation Prompt: What does this mean for my social relationships? From this verse, A bondservant does what? Whose approval should you win and prioritize?

    John 15:15.

    I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]

    Matthew 13:13.

    This is the reason that I speak to them in parables: because having the power of seeing, they do not see; and having the power of hearing, they do not hear, nor do they grasp and understand.

    2 Chronicles 7:14.

    If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.

    Colossians 3:4.

    When Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in [the splendor of His] glory.

    Colossians 3:16.

    Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts.

    Meditation prompt: What’s the relationship between teaching and abounding more in knowledge? How does this verse refer to fruitfulness as a benefit of meditation? How can I be saturated with the message of Christ?

    Bible verses to Meditate on in The Morning.

    Psalm 8:3-4.

    When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained and established, What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him?

    Meditation prompt: What does this tell you about the way God sees mankind and by extension you? Does it align with how you think God sees you?

    Psalm 100:4-5.

    Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and a thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name! For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.

    Meditation Prompt: Why is the Lord worthy of praise? How do I assess God’s presence?

    Psalm 118:24.

    This is the day which the Lord has brought about; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

    Psalm 62:11-12.

    God has spoken once, twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God. Also to You, O Lord, belong mercy and loving-kindness, for You render to every man according to his work.

    Exodus 14:13.

    Moses told the people, Fear not; stand still (firm, confident, undismayed) and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see again.

    Ecclesiastes 7:14.

    In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider that God has made the one side by side with the other, so that man may not find out anything that shall be after him.

    Lamentations 3:22-23.

    It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.

    Scriptural reading and meditation verses on Christian experiences and the privileges in Christ.

    Philippians 1:21.

    For me to live is Christ [His life in me], and to die is gain [the gain of the glory of eternity].

    Colossians 3:4.

    When Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in [the splendor of His] glory.

    Jeremiah 29:11.

    For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

    What is God’s plan for me? What can I expect it to look like?

    Proverbs 19:21

    Many plans are in a man’s mind, but it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand.

    Proverbs 16:9.

    A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.

    Philippians 2:12.

    Therefore, my dear ones, as you have always obeyed [my suggestions], so now, not only [with the enthusiasm you would show] in my presence but much more because I am absent, work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling (self-distrust, with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ).

    John 15:4.

    Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.

    Meditation Prompt: This verse is part of a passage of scripture in which Jesus uses vine, vinedresser, and branches as metaphors to teach about the relationship between God and his Church. What is Jesus Christ essentially asking me to do? What do I need to make him?

    John 16:26-27.

    At that time you will ask (pray) in My Name; and I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf [for it will be unnecessary]. For the Father Himself [tenderly] loves you because you have loved Me and have believed that I came out from the Father.

    Hebrews 4:16.

    Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].

    Conclusion.

    Carve out dedicated time each day to immerse yourself in these scriptures, reflecting on their meaning and pondering how they concern you.

    Meditate on the word of god. Meditate on god’s word day and night. Bookmark these bible verses to memorize and return to them as you slowly work your way through the list.

    Tell us what you learned from meditating on any of the listed bible verses.

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