“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.” — Joshua 1:8
Most of us read the Bible casually and carelessly. We read the Word of God, and it has no effect on us. That’s why the Word of God has become so insipid in our lives; it has no power over us.
The greatest thing we can do in reading God’s Word is to understand that the Lord has given the book to us as our marching orders. We are to read it, study it, and then do it.
Our prayer before reading the Bible should be, “Lord, show me in Your Word today what You want me to do! Show me the things in my life that are not in conformity with Your will, for I commit myself as I open this book that whatever You say to me here, I’ll do it.”
With Jesus with us we can go anywhere—into Canaan with its walled cities and giants everywhere, and into the days of the year ahead, where every day poses a mystery and a challenge.
We all will face giants in our futures, but know this: if He is with us, we are sufficient to win in the power of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.