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Monday, November 9, 2015

An Unending Source

In review of Psalm 1:1-3 and Hebrews 4:12, they say, “1 Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. 2 But they delight in the law of the lord, meditating on it day and night. 3  They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” (NLT)

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” (NLT)

Bottom Line:
Great joy can come from thinking about and applying God’s Word. God’s word is living and active. It has the ability to expose and discover your true thoughts and desires

What this means to me:
There is great pleasure, joy and happiness in the law of the Lord. This comes from meditating on it and thinking about ways to apply and follow it more closely. God’s word is living and active. It has the ability to expose and discover my innermost thoughts and desires, exposing them for what they really are.

There are many benefits for me, my life and those around me when I am keeping God's Word in my mind and thinking about how I can apply it day and night. Being plugged into it will give me an unending source to grow from. I can bear good fruit and prosper with everything I do.

There is a promise in Psalm 1: If I delight in and meditate on God’s Word, whatever I do will prosper. To delight in and to meditate on means that I am thinking about and turning over God’s Word in our minds and hearts daily.

Hebrews 4:12 reminds me that God’s word is living and active. It has the ability to expose and discover my innermost thoughts and desires, exposing them for what they really are.

It is extremely powerful. It can renew my mind and help affect the decisions I make. It can affect my emotions. Furthermore, as I make decisions based on the truth of God’s Word, I can sense peace, joy and delight, all of which contribute to a “prosperous life.”

Today, as a start to delighting in and meditating on God’s Word, I will consider a passage from this past weekends message. Ephesians 5:15-17 says to, “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” (NIV)  I will attempt to turn it over in my mind and put it into practice.

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