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)
I love my Bible. It is the Greatest Book in Human history; second to none. Voltaire said “One hundred years from today the Bible will be a forgotten book.” Today, Voltaire is gone and his house was used as the book depository for the French Bible Society. They sold Bibles out of his house! It’s now a museum. People have forgotten Voltaire. Nobody forgets the Bible. This confirms what Jesus said “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35 NLT)
I study my Bible everyday, and I meditate on it day and night. These two move together. After I have studied it, I say what it says. The more I study and meditate, the more it becomes part of me. The Bible directs my thoughts, it shapes my words, it tells me what to do, and it is leading me to where God has destined me to be.
It is believed that our thoughts determine our words. Our words determine our actions. Our actions determine our destiny. If this is true, then it sums up what God said to Joshua in Joshua 1:8. When you study and meditate on the Word of God, The Word shapes your thought life. You will think differently, you will start to talk differently, and you are going act differently. Your attitude will change automatically. And since a person’s attitude determines his altitude, your new attitude is going to determine how far you will go in life.
My Bible contains words that lift me up when I am down. I am what it says I am, I can do what it says I can do, and it gives me hope to face the unknown. I have one on my Bed, one on my study table, one on my phone, and other places.
I don’t know what you do with your Bible but I will encourage you, if you study, to continue studying. Meditate on it day and night, do what is written in it, and I can assure you that you will succeed in all you do. Your life will never be the same in Jesus’ Name. Amen