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Author: Paul Codouni, an affiliate-in-training in the Servants of the Word, an international, ecumenical brotherhood of men living single for the Lord.

At the beginning of the book of Joshua, there is a striking verse. It says: “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful 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)

Do you realize what the scripture here is asking for? It’s asking for a lot. But it’s also promising a lot. It says that you should always be repeating scripture to yourself – it should always be on your lips and on your mind. But it also promises a lot. It says that if you keep repeating scripture to yourself, you’ll be successful. How can you possibly keep the scripture on your mind and your heart at all times? The answer is obvious, just memorize it! Memorizing scripture is hard, but it pays off. Start by taking time today to memorize this verse. Here it is again:

Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful 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.

 

 

Scripture quotations are from The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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