Scripture Supporting the Practice of Christian Meditation
Collectively, these scriptures convey the importance of finding rest, strength, and spiritual growth through trust in God, patience, and maintaining a deep, abiding connection with Him. They remind us to be still, recognize His divinity, and draw near to Him with confidence and humility.
Isaiah 30:15 New International Version (NIV)
“This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.'”
3 John 1:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul.
Psalm 37:7 New International Version (NIV)
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Psalm 46:10 New International Version (NIV)
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Psalm 62:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
Lamentations 3:25 English Standard Version (ESV)
The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.
Exodus 14:13-14 English Standard Version (ESV)
And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
Matthew 11:28 English Standard Version (ESV)
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Exodus 33:14 English Standard Version (ESV)
And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Acts 17:28 American Standard Version (ASV)
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain even of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Matthew 6:6 New International Version (NIV)
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
John 15:5 New International Version (NIV)
I am the vine, you are the branches. He that abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
Hebrews 13:5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.”
John 15:4 New International Version (NIV)
Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
Hebrews 10:19-22 New International Version (NIV)
Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings.”
Galatians 5:25 New International Version (NIV)
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Colossians 2:6-7 New International Version (NIV)
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Zephaniah 1:7 New International Version (NIV)
Be silent before the Sovereign LORD, for the day of the LORD is near. The LORD has prepared a sacrifice; he has consecrated those he has invited.
Habakkuk 2:20 New International Version (NIV)
But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him.