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