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Survey

Who spent one CONTINUOUS hour in TV, in INTERNET, CHAT,


studies, mall shopping, park,
Who spent one continuous hour with the word?
How many consider it a sin not to read the Bible intentionally
and meditatively?
How many consider it a sin not to teach the bible intentionally
to your children?
THE COMMAND TO READ:
Jos 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy
mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that
thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written
therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and
then thou shalt have good success.

WHEN WE SAY READ, NOT JUST LISTEN. LISTENING IS


GOOD BUT PERSONAL READING IS NEEDED

1. Neh. 8:8 shows us, that The people of old who


were not able to read, listened to the reading and
giving of the sense
2. That is different from listening to a gadget today
3. Listening to the word of God being read
automatically is also good but not the same as
reading with your eyes in a book
4. READING should be personal. Reading IT IN A
CHURCH SETTING has a different purpose and
effect.

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth;

but thou shalt meditate therein day and night,

that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written


therein:

for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous,

and then thou shalt have good success.

This instruction to Joshua is both an appeal to the will


and to the instinct.

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth;

Why did he say MOUTH?


Because Joshua, when he reads, does not only use his
eyes, he uses his mouth.
(children learn to read when mom reads to them)

Another meaning of:


This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth;
It should be the content of your speech.
You should will it, command it to your soul

Another meaning is:

It should be the food of your soul

So what God says to Joshua, Peter says to us

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the


word, that ye may grow thereby

You want your soul to grow in grace? There is no other


way but to drink milk. Drink the word of God.

Desiring the word is a new instinct imparted by God.

IF YOU ARE A TRUE CHRISTIAN, A SAVED PERSON


ONE UNMISTAKEABLE EFFECT GOD PUTS IN YOUR HEART IS

Your Desire to read the word of God

1Pe 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk


of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

You put the word of God in your mouth


Babies always want something stuck in their mouth
All babies desire milk
All babes in Christ by nature, desire the word of God
God put that desire

2. it shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate
therein day and night,

What you desire to do, you delight to do


You dont just desire, and then dont enjoy when you
have it in front of you.

The scriptures you desire to read, will give you delight as


you read it.

Psa 1:2
(2) But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his
law doth he meditate day and night.

YOU ENJOY IT
you want to keep doing it
you find it hard to stop doing it
just like a buffet meal in a 5 star restaurant

that was the feeling of JOB - JOB 23:12

Job 23:12
(12) Neither have I gone back from the commandment
of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth
more than my necessary food.
What you enjoyed to do is memorable to you
It dwells in your mind and in your heart

ANOTHER WAY TO OBEY thou shalt meditate therein day and


night,

IS TO LET IT DWELL IN YOU

Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all
wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in
psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace
in your hearts to the Lord.

To dwell is to reminisce
To let your mind linger about it
Like food that you want to stay in your mouth a little
while, to taste it a little more before you swallow.

Malinamnam, ninanamnam, sinasariwa, nananatili, que


sabroso,

I can imagine RON HAMILTON

HOW CAN I FEAR, GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES

Fanny Crosby,

A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord


ALL THE WAY MY SAVIOUR LEADS ME
SAVIOUR LIKE A SHEPHERD LEAD US

JOHN NEWTON - AMAZING GRACE


The third WAY TO OBEY thou shalt meditate therein day and
night,

Is to read it with DEPTH

2Ti 2:15
(15) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a
workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly
dividing the word of truth.

1Ti 4:13,15
(13) Till I come, give attendance to reading, to
exhortation, to doctrine.
(15) Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to
them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

In summary
To meditate therein day and night,

1. You read it with delight


2. You let it dwell in you after you read
3. You read it again with depth

HERES MORE
Theres actually a good purpose why God orders you
To keep reading
Keep meditating

that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written


therein:
God wants you to be guided or directed by God.

The prophets were directed by God using different ways


but the permanent way is thru the scriptures.

If you have read it with desire, with delight, with depth,


and it dwells in your heart,
God directs your life

If you eat the word, it becomes part of you


If you eat Christ, Christ becomes part of you

Lindhlar said - You are what you eat

Derived actually from - Pro 23:7 For as he thinketh in his


heart, so is he:

(difference between food and word food becomes


part of your body and some are waste; but all of the
word stays and becomes part of your system, and
none are wasted)

If the word of God dwells abundantly in your heart, then


every move you make is directed by it. It will be like a
director in a film that says, stop, action, go there, dont
go there, step here, better here than there.

Psa_119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,


and a light unto my path.

Pro_6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law


is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Psa 119:11
(11) Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not
sin against thee.

God wants you to be guided by God because God wants


you to prosper.

for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous,

TO PROSPER IN YOUR DEFENCE OF CHRIST AND THE DOCTRINE


OF CHRIST.

Psa 119:42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him


that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.

TO PROSPER IN YOUR SELF DEFENCE


Eph 6:13
(13) Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and
having done all, to stand.

What happens to a man who desires the word of God?


Who reads it with delight?
Who lets it dwell in his heart after reading it?
Who reads over and over again with depth?
He is directed by God
He is prosperous in his defence

and then thou shalt have good success.

HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU HAVE GOOD SUCCESS AT THE END OF


YOUR LIFE?

WHEN YOU HAVE SOMETHING good TO pass on to your descendants

Deu 11:18-19 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words


in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign
upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between
your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children,
speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and
when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down,
and when thou risest up.

Isa 59:21 As for me, this is my covenant with them,


saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my
words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out
of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out
of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from
henceforth and for ever.

So yes, read the book of John 5 times. Then read all


other books many times. IPAMANA MO ANG BIBLIA,
IPAMANA MO ANG PARAAN NG PAGBABASA, IPAMANA
MO ANG EPEKTO, IPAMANA MO ANG UGALI NA
PALABASA NG BIBLIA