Joshua 1:8 – BOOKWORM! 

In America, the expression, “bookworm” refers to someone who is always reading or studying.  “His nose” we might say, “is always in a book.”  According to Joshua 1:8, when it comes to the Bible, Christians should all be “bookworms.” 

MY PORTION – “This book of the law…”

Joshua only had the first five books of the Bible. We have the completed Word of God.  The portion on which I build my life is to be “this book”.  Jeremiah 15:16, 2 Timothy 2:15 

MY PERMANENCE – “…shall not depart out of thy mouth…”

I am to refer to, and talk about the Word of God as I speak.

In order to do this, I must memorize God’s Word. Psalm 119:11, John 15:7 

MY PROCESS – “…but thou shalt meditate therein day and night…”

Again, to meditate, we must memorize!  Meditation involves reflection upon the meaning of God’s Word, and application to my own life.

Psalm 1:2, Psalm 119:97 

MY PURPOSE – “…that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein…”

I hide God’s Word in my heart and meditate on it, so I will learn to obey the Book! 

MY PROMISE – “…for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

See Psalm 1:3