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Joshua: Day 7

Weekly Truth

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Today's Text: Joshua 1:8

Memorizing Scripture is one of the best ways to carry God-breathed truth, instruction, and reproof wherever we go.  This week, we’re memorizing a command and a promise from the Lord to Joshua:

“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.”
—Joshua 1:8

Write this verse down and post it on your mirror or at your desk, in your car or on the fridge—anywhere you’ll see it often. Save the image below as your phone’s lock screen so you can read these words of truth throughout the day.

We want to be a community that is intentional about Scripture memorization. Will you join us? 4-Joshua1

  • Lord, give me motivation to memorize your Word. There may come a day when I don’t have access to a Bible, and the only way I will be able to meditate on Your Word is if I have hidden it in my heart where no one can take it from me.

  • Everyday, it is easy to wake up and drink a cup of coffee, tea, water or juice. Yet, I have noticed, it is usually in special circumstances, or at special times, when we will recite and observe the book of instruction. Now, here, we read this weekly truthful reminder, perhaps placing some of us back on point for having strayed from our pathways.

    From here in Joshua 1:8, I have looked back into Deuteronomy 10:12-13, and forward into Psalm 119:15 and Psalm 1:2.

    I also noticed a subtle difference describing how one can succeed:
    It is about achieving success “IN” whatever you do, rather than “AT” whatever you do.
    Does it seem easier to strive for success “AT” life, rather success “IN” life?

    It seems easier to see this now: success becomes about the perpetual perseverance to DO what we are called to IN life, rather than in the bench-marking or checking off of what we have accomplished AT this life.

    Grateful for the freedom to share these thoughts with you, my sisters in Christ.

    • eah08i

      Wow! “It seems easier to see this now: success becomes about the perpetual perseverance to DO what we are called to IN life, rather than in the bench-marking or checking off of what we have accomplished AT this life.” Wonderful thought. I want to be the kind of person who DOES what I am called to do by God than someone who goes through life like a check-list. This really spoke to me because I am a list maker! It is not about what I get accomplished (that day, etc) but about my attitude, perspective and heart–doing ALL things (big and small) for the glory of His Kingdom. Thank you for your words. <

  • Wonderful thoughts of the Lord and our hearts. God wants our hearts. Out of the heart the mouth speaks. I’ve learned so much from this and previous studies. Thanks SRT. What a promise of guidance and protection here. . If we can only keep our focus on Jesus. Thank you Lord. Heb. 2:1 therefore, We must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. Listen to, meditate on, consider or think about.. keep our eyes on Jesus. Thank you Lord for this job description. . Your yoke is not burdensome. . Out of our hearts our mouth will speak if it be his will. Thank you Jesus.
    Be blessed today sisters.

  • Cristy Newlin

    God put She Reads Truth before me at a conference, shortly after I started looking for an online study to join. I am so thankful for His provision in every aspect of my life. I love this study, and the SRT materials. I look forward to taking in His Word each day with my online sisters.

  • churchmouse

    This almost seems contradictory. The book must not depart from my mouth, yet I am to recite it day and night. Hmmm. I take this to mean that the Word must not be forgotten, that I am to hide it in the depth of my being (thus not departing from my mouth but held tightly within). I am also to recite it out loud because when I hear myself speak it, it takes on greater import for my life. Others will also hear and may come to believe or hold me accountable for the Word I profess. So… Breathe in the Word. Exhale the Word. To stay alive in Him.

    • Bonnie

      I read this in my bible with a little different interpretation. It was easier for me to grasp with just a little change in the words. It says, “keep this book of law on your lips.” The rest is the same but I think it was easier for me to grasp this verbiage

      • churchmouse

        Thank you for sharing that difference! A good reminder to look at other Bible versions for clarity. Appreciate you,

    • Cynthia

      Love the words, “Breathe in the Word. Exhale the Word!” Thank you,Churchmouse!

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