Meditating on the Word   Leave a comment

Joshua 1:8 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. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

This text from Joshua was what our Pastor preached from on Sunday evening, he is preaching right through the book of Joshua ( which should take the better part of the next two years!)
But there were some pointers that were very encouraging. Joshua who had taken up the Leadership in Israel after the death of Moses, had this word fromm God.
“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth.
Meditate on it.
Obey it.
Something that made me think is how little application we make of the Word of God, and since the Bible is the very Word of God it makes very good sense to open it each and every day and take encouragement and instruction from it. To do what it says. To be carnally minded is death, but life and peace is what I experience every time I seriously sit down to read the words of Scripture. There is life in the very words from the Bible. Words from God. I aim today and everyday to do what it says, that I may not have too many things at the end of the day I need to repent of!
And then to “take courage” Because God is with us” (Romans 8:31) I pray that I at least may grow in obedience God and His Word.

Grace an Peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you !

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Posted September 14, 2009 by Reformed and renewed in Uncategorized

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