Meditate on God's word

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; 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. Joshua 1:8 We may have different definitions of success, but I do believe that the vast majority of people would like their life to be prosperous and successful. As Joshua prepared to lead the Jewish people following the death of their previous leader Moses, God told Joshua everything he needed to know about success: immerse yourself in God’s word and make sure you live your life according to God’s word. The word “meditate” comes from the image of a cow chewing a piece of grass. The cow chews the grass multiple times, swallows the grass, spits the grass back up again, and continues the process until it has milked every last piece of nutrient it can out of that grass. It amazes me to think that something as massive as a cow can be sustained by something as basic as grass. In the same way, we need to chew intently on the word of God until we have milked every possible insight out of it. And when we do, God’s words become our source of sustenance and vitality. But that’s only the first portion of God’s instruction; we must “be careful to do everything written in it.” Many people can do life independently from God’s word and while the world may consider them a success, there is no godly success apart from the life lived according to God’s word. In Christ, Pastor Daren
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