Who wouldn't want to be successful?
It seems that's what everyone in this world is seeking. For success in whatever you do and wherever you go, will lead to fulfillment. Think of it? Lack of failure... no matter what. That sure is appealing to me. For I find myself fearing failure. And that only leads me to discontent and regret.
But here, God is promising success wherever we go. So how can we find this?
When we carefully observe God's word. And here it is described as the whole instruction God's servant Moses gave them. That was the beginning of the Bible... that was the first of the written words of God.
Thankfully, today, we have a much greater expanse of written word... from Genesis through Revelation. And if we will choose to carefully observe it, to turn our hearts toward obedience in it, then we too can have this success.
And God spells out how we can begin to do that...
This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to recite it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do.
If only we will recite... speak out loud, meditate upon, and read the Bible, then we too can have this success. It's not like God is asking us to create, or do, or fix anything. He is not asking us for monumental deeds. But to read and recite His Word... day and night.
That is getting up in the morning and reading or memorizing a verse. Then before bed speaking it again. And soon that word becomes part of us... ingrained in us, changing us from the inside out. For when the Word is in us... God is in us.
And through that God gives us success wherever we go. In this we can truly be fulfilled and content... even in this world.
Haven’t I commanded you:
be strong and courageous?
Do not be afraid or discouraged,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
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