Meditation and the Bible

The first mention of meditation in the Bible comes from the story of Isaac and Rebecca, in the book of Genesis. It reads, “He went out to the field one evening to meditate, and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching.”

Now of course this particular text is only saying what Isaac did, it is not saying what you should do. But it is worth noting that meditation is never spoken of negatively in the Bible. Indeed it is most often referenced in songs of praise.

So I have never wasted much time on the question of IF we can meditate as followers of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I have always been much more interested in the question of HOW to be go about it and WHAT folks like Isaac were meditating on.

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