One of my favourite verses of all time is Joshua 1:8. I have written about it a number of times on this blog. It says…
“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”
Joshua 1:8 NLT
In this verse there are four key points that stand out to me…
1. Study God’s Word – study means “the devotion of time and attention to gaining knowledge of an academic subject, especially by means of books.” So devote time to God’s Word.
2. Meditate on it – other words to describe meditation are contemplation, considering, prayer, musing, ruminating. It is about thinking deeply.
3. Obey EVERYTHING in it – to walk with God we need to be obedient to His Word and His plans.
4. Promised blessing – prosper and succeed in EVERYTHING you do.
I like the way this verse uses the word everything twice. Obey everything to prosper in everything.
Food for thought.