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Meditate On This

November 08, 2020

Meditate On This

Genesis 24:63 (KJV) And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.

This verse might confuse people familiar with an inappropriate definition of the word meditate. God inspired this scripture recorded using the word meditate.  We already know that God does not make mistakes and that His Word contains truth and revelation of God.

However,  In today’s world, the word meditate often conjures up visions of careful thought or reflections based on one’s inner peace, in a spiritual-based (false) workout, or as a person projects a heightened spiritual awareness based on humanity rather than on the presence and character of God.

Here in this verse, Isaac was both physically looking upward, and spiritually was one on with God.  Isaac was not looking into his own heart, towards others, or to his sense of peace and calm.  Isaac was looking to God and communicating with God heart to heart in prayer concerning his current situation.  Lo, and behold, God immediately came through with an answer to Isaac’s heartfelt prayer.

God recorded an example of sincere prayer lifted to Him and giving an immediate answer to Issac’s prayer.  This example, along with others in the entire canon of scripture, can help in times when we desire a solution from God following heartfelt prayerful communication with Him.  Though we also realize that often we must wait on God’s answer, and timing for it is often not offered immediately.

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