On knowing where the boundaries of your faith lie…

Open the gates, That the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in. You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, BECAUSE HE TRUSTS IN YOU. (Isaiah 26:2, 3 NKJV)

The believer who meditates on the word of God, the believer who focuses on the word of God in order to be transported into the reality of that word by the power of God, does that because he has faith in God’s ability to make it happen, not because he has faith in the process itself, or in the ability of his mind to produce any result on its own without the Spirit of God. His confidence that meditating on the word will produce the intended result is founded on the fact that God is at work within him to give life to whatever he does in the light of scripture. He is fully persuaded that the just shall live by his faith in God, and that whatever is done without faith is sin. This is the fundamental difference between Christian meditation and eastern meditation.

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