I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. (Psalm 119:99)
For years now Christians have been warned about the danger of the mind-emptying practice of contemplative prayer, and some have taken heed.
On the other hand, have we ever really understood the value–and the wonder–of true biblical meditation? Many years ago Charles Spurgeon called such meditation “a most blessed, but most neglected duty,” and this description holds true for many today.
Scriptural (or biblical) meditation is not about emptying our minds and entering the silence, the realm of deceptive spiritual experiences and false Christs. Far from it. Consider these words about meditating on the Word of God from Jonathan Edwards.
Edwards wrote, “I seemed often to see so much light exhibited by every sentence, and such a refreshing food communicated, that I could not get along in reading; often dwelling long on one sentence to see the wonders contained in it, and yet almost every sentence seemed to be full of wonders.” 
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. (Psalm 1:2)
Charles Spurgeon stated, “It is well to meditate upon the things of God, because we thus get the real nutriment out of them. A man who hears many sermons, is not necessarily well-instructed in the faith. We may read so many religious books, that we overload our brains, and they may be unable to work under the weight of the great mass of paper and of printer’s ink. The man who reads but one book, and that book his Bible, and then meditates much upon it, will be a better scholar in Christ’s school than he who merely reads hundreds of books, and meditates not at all.”
My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes. (Psalm 119:48)
Do you want to hear from the Living God? Then meditate upon His Word.
1. Meditating on the Scriptures by Charles Spurgeon http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/bstudy/meditate.htm
2. The Works of Jonathan Edwards (Edinburgh, Scotland; The Banner of Truth Trust; 1974) p. 30, http://theoldguys.org/category/scriptural-meditation/
3. Meditating on the Scriptures by Charles Spurgeon http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/bstudy/meditate.htm