What Does the Bible Say About Meditation?

My Heart is for Israel

An Introduction to Christian Meditation and Memorization

 In my last post, I introduced this new series on Christian meditation and memorization by explaining why this issue was important to me and by defining some terms. In this post, I want to look at several passages from the Bible to emphasize why I believe it is critical to first meditate on any passage you might like to memorize.

The earliest mention of meditate is found in Genesis 24. To set the stage, Yitz’chak was in a field waiting for his father Avraham’s servant Eliezer to return with a wife for Yitz’chak. “And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening. And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, there were camels coming.”(Genesis 24:63 ESV)

Perhaps the best know passage is: Yes, keep this book of the Torah on your lips, and meditate on…

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