Thought for the Day #339





Deut 11:18-20 (New American Standard Bible)


18 "You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. 19 And you shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.


Christians are always seeking ways to become close to God in intimate fellowship. Hundreds of books have been written upon the subject. Many sermons have been preached about growing close to the Lord...


There’s no mystery about such relationship with the heavenly Father. All we need to do is to read his Word. He has plainly described the secret of walking uprightly in his righteousness and very intimately in his fellowship. It’s a simple truth. So simple that most miss God’s recipe for living an overcoming life.


God gave very direct and explicit instruction to the children of Israel. We are to impress his Word upon our mind and in our hearts. It must saturate us, so that we can remember it in the moment of fear and stress and meditate upon it in the quiet moments. It should be so predominant, that we continually dwell in its powerful truth.


We are to instill His word in our children. We are to teach the ways of Almighty God, His laws and statutes, to every child. All within our household are to learn of Him. God’s word is to become the foundational structure for all that we and our children accomplish in our daily life. All that we do should be based upon His righteous standards.


We must read His word, dwell upon it in thought and meditation, digest it for spiritual nourishment and respond to the knowledge and wisdom that it provides. His word is to become so predominate in our life that we can remember his ways and walk in his righteousness, every moment.


His Word became flesh and dwelt among us. He is the bread and the water of life. Our joy and peace is established through the covenant of His word. His word is the sustaining strength to all who will abide in “new birth” through Jesus Christ, according to Acts 2:38.  His word is the ever flowing stream of eternal life. Read it and to be blessed.




Oh Lord, my God. I must confess that I do not spend much time establishing your Word in my mind and Spirit. My responsibilities in life overwhelm me. I have neglected to read and pray as I should. Forgive me, oh God. Cleanse me from all my unrighteousness. Help me to discipline myself to constantly read and pray. I want to become saturated with your truth and sustained by your word. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen