Meditate On The Law, Day And Night

When we find a man meditating on the words of God, my friends, that man is full of boldness and is successful.

– D.L. Moody

The absolute and unchanging truth, uplifting encouragement and hope that is in Christ are some of the facts I receive every time I read God’s words. Furthermore, there are also the terrifying outcomes that one will find him or herself in when he/she does not repent from sins and trust in Jesus. Therefore, Joshua’s reminder does not only apply to the Israelites but also to Christians today.

Bible Reading

Today’s devotional reading is from the Book of Joshua 1:8. Please, read our recent devotional from the Gospel according to John 12:46: Believe And Do Not Remain In Darkness

Meditate in God’s words

The Exodus was when the time Moses wrote the Pentateuch. And before his death, Moses ensured that the law will be inculcated not only when the Israelites sacrifice offerings in the temple. But to apply and speak of it in their everyday lives. The same messaging can be seen in today’s verse.

Joshua reminds the Israelites that the book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: Also, he tells them the result, for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Meditate, but it is not going to be easy

The prosperity and success Joshua mentions do not come from our capabilities. Moreover, it does not mean the more verse we memorize the more blessed we will be. Obedience is a factor in these blessings. However, this obedience is not a plain one. It is the obedience to the words of the Father, to the ways of the Son and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

And the obedience to meditate on the law and put it into action cannot be done by human will. God knows our flesh is corrupt and only wants evil. Hence, doing it alone is futile. Let us call on to the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom and understanding of the Law of God. Further, let us call for help in fulfilling God’s will and that is to be obedient to Him all the days of our lives.

Reflection

This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
  1. What is your take on today’s verse?
  2. Have you accepted and trust the ways of the Son? Accept Jesus Now.
  3. How do you meditate in the word of God?
  4. Do you share the word with others?
  5. What are your reactions when others do not believe that the word of God is the absolute truth?
  6. Read more on meditation. 

Prayer

Loving Lord and Heavenly Father, how I thank You for The holy Scriptures and the truth within its pages. Thank You for the opportunity to spend time in Your Word and I pray that You would prepare my heart for this time of Bible study.
 
Help me to set my mind on things above and not on earthly things. Keep away all that would distract me from Your Word and develop in me a teachable spirit and ears that listen to Your still small voice, and I pray that the eyes of my heart would be open to see all that You want to teach me.
 
I pray that I may study to show myself approved unto God. Give me insight and understanding as I read and reflect on Your Word, and may I mature in the faith, grow in grace and come to a deeper knowledge of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through this time of Bible study. This I ask in Jesus’ name,
 
Amen.

(from Knowing-Jesus.com)

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