This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (Joshua 1:8)
The Biblical mandate to meditate is clear from Scripture. God commands us to meditate, other believers may have exhorted you to meditate. David Saxton points out, “few things in life are more frustrating than when we are told to do something without receiving a practical explanation of how it is to be done” (pg. 51). In God’s Battle Plan For The Mind, Saxton provides readers with the “what” and “how” of Biblical meditation. Saxton does this by using Scripture as his source and the examples of Puritans “who regularly wrote, taught, and exhorted God’s people to a life of meditation” (pg. 2).
God’s Battle Plan For The Mind is a theology of biblical meditation and Saxton contends that God’s battle plan for the mind is the practice of biblical meditation. He lays out the importance of biblical meditation by showing the readers how it aids the believer in integrating doctrine with living. Pointing out a growing and healthy believer is one who meditates on God’s Word.
In the remainder of the book Saxton takes the readers on a journey through the art and science of biblical meditation. Teaching us how, what, when and occasions to meditate. Pointing out unbiblical forms of meditation which believers need to beware of. He provides for us the reasons, benefits and enemies of biblical meditation.
God’s Battle Plan For The Mind was an excellent, thorough and crucial book for our fast paced, 21st century world. I whole heatedly recommend this book for you, your family and your churches. All who read this will benefit from the theology of meditation and the history which are incorporated into this book.
Until Next Time
Solo Deo Gloria