A crucial thing that is most important for you to do if you want God’s best is to meditate on God’s Word. Fill your mind with the Word of God. Take a look at the example of Joshua and the instructions the Lord gave him as he was about to lead Israel into their inheritance.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do ac-cording to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (Joshua 1:8 NKJV)
That last part, “you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success,” is equivalent to saying, “you will find God’s best.” What are the conditions? There are three of them, and they all relate to God’s Word:
- The Word is “not [to] depart from your mouth.”
- You are to “meditate in it day and night”—that means continually.
- You are to “observe to do according to all that is written in it.”
I have sometimes summed it up in three simple phrases. If you want God’s best, if you want to make your way prosperous and have good success, these are the three things you must do: think God’s Word, speak God’s Word, and act God’s Word. I put thinking first because if you do not think, you will never fully speak. If you do not think and speak, you will never fully act. The result of doing all three is success—God’s best.
You might say, “That was Joshua. How do I know that will work for me?” The first Psalm has a similar promise with a similar instruction: meditating on God’s Word and it is for anybody who meets the conditions. It is all‑inclusive. It does not matter who the person is; all that matters is that the person meets the conditions.
In our next devotional we will take a further look into this wonderful Psalm.
Father, thank you for giving Your Word. I want to learn to read, cherish, speak and live on it. I want to be open to the Holy Spirit, so He will bring me your words in the right moment. Amen!
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