“This 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: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success” (Josh. 1:8).
How can your spirit be educated and trained? How can your spirit be built up in strength? There are four steps:
(1) Meditating in the Word
(2) Practicing the Word
(3) Giving the Word first place
(4) Obeying your spirit.
We will study these four steps in coming days.
What God said to Joshua will work for everyone. If God didn’t want Joshua to be prosperous, why did He tell him how to prosper? If God didn’t want Joshua to be successful, why did He tell him how to have good success?
But God wanted Joshua to be prosperous and successful. And He wants you to be prosperous and successful too! Furthermore, God has given us directions in today’s text.
Paraphrasing this truth into New Testament language, God simply said, “The Word of God [particularly the New Covenant or New Testament] shall not depart out of your mouth. But meditate therein day and night . . . for then you shall make your way prosperous, and you shall have good success in life.”
Confession: The Word of God shall not depart out of my mouth. I shall meditate therein day and night. Therefore, I shall make my way prosperous, and I shall have good success in life!