Guidance for every season.
Joshua was standing on the border of the promised land and was realizing he was now the leader of Israel. Moses was done; Joshua was starting, and God was giving Joshua some tips for success.
One of those tips was to remember God’s word.
“Study this book of instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night, so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do,” the Lord says in Joshua 1:8.
As you and I are fulfilling our purpose, the Bible will guide us. There seems to be guidance for every season, every challenge, every question.
When we are hurting, we turn to the Bible for comfort, and its words hold our hearts gently as it comforts us.
When we are discouraged, we turn to Scripture to find encouragement. Its words encourage us and challenge us to push ahead.
When we need advice, we turn to the Bible for its wisdom. Its words give us answers to our questions and help for our problems.
Like Joshua, you and I will benefit if we remember the word of the Lord. As we turn to it, here are 3 things to keep in mind.
1. The Bible offers hope and encouragement.
Romans 15:4 says, “Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us and the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.”
2. The Bible is powerful.
Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.”
3. The Bible is eternal.
1 Peter 1:23-25 says, “For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God. As the Scriptures say, ‘People are like grass. Their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades,’ but the word of the Lord remains forever, and that word is the Good News which was preached to you.”
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