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 according 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)
Daily Reading Plan
Joshua 1:8 (NLT) — 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 (NIV) — Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
On this day the Lord invites us to walk in obedience. A life fully submitted to His will and purpose for our lives. But to do this you need to understand that it will not always be easy, it will take courage and effort to obey the Lord! For Joshua, his path would not be easy, the Lord makes sure to remind him three times not to faint, just try and be brave to fulfill all that He had commanded him to do, “look that I have commanded you to be strong and courageous ; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go “(Joshua 1:9).
What will be the result when we walk in obedience? One may ask, what benefit there is to obey the Lord? His Word teaches us that the result will be that God will prosper our way, and all will go well! When we delight in His Word, and do according to it God will take care of our steps. Psalm 1:3 tells us, “It will be like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.” A prosperity brought by God to us, safe and full of blessings when we obey Him.
That is why today, we must not delay to obey God one day more! Let’s not leave obediance until tomorrow. The Lord is seeking for us to follow Him today and that we submit all our will to Him. Deuteronomy 5:29 tells us, “O that there were such an heart, that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments all the days, for them and their children might be well forever! ” Today is the day to change our course and follow the Lord. He promises that the end of our journey will all work out, and even our descendants will see prosperous days.
Psalms 1:2–3 (NKJV) — But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
Joshua 8:34 (NKJV) — And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and the cursings, according to all that is written in the Book of the Law.
Genesis 39:3 (NKJV) — And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand.
Deuteronomy 11:18 (NKJV) —“Therefore you shall keep every commandment which I command you today, that you may be strong, and go in and possess the land which you cross over to possess,
Deuteronomy 5:29 (NKJV) — Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!
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