I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
Meditation got a bad press with the Maharishi and 'transcendental meditation'. I never quite knew what that meant. I gather it is something about thinking about the sound of one hand clapping. An impossibility, of course, but the idea seems to be that by thinking of the absurd we disengage our mind from logic and consequence and engage in pure thought without reference points.
Utter hogwash, of course, and certainly not what the Bible means by meditation. Rather than running the mind in neutral we are expected to work hard. Wikipedia has this, "The Old Testament book of Joshua sets out a form of meditation based on scriptures: "Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it, then you will be prosperous and successful" (Joshua 1:8). This is one of the reasons why bible verse memory is a practice among many evangelical Christians."
Again they are missing the point. Although it is a fine thing to memorize scripture verses it is far better to know the Bible and understand it. Being sylable perfect is rather beside the point with so many versions around.
Meditation is about thinking deeply about a subject and a Christian meditates by thinking deeply about the Bible. It is unhurried thought, seeking to understand meaning. I know a lot of people who can recite the 23rd Psalm but apart from knowing that it is often read at funerals they couldn't tell you what it means.
Nor is it a matter of what the commentaries say. They will tell you the technical side of exegesis but they say little of what it means to me or you.
Here is how to meditate on Scripture. Ask yourself the following questions:
What does the passage tell me about God?
What does the passage tell me about living?
What does the passage tell me about my life, here and now?