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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Today's Verse : Joshua 1:8


January 8, 2012

Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate
on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything
written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
-- Joshua 1:8
We need to be reminded, just like Joshua and the Israelites,
that God gave us his Law to be a blessing to his people. The Law
was given to help Israel live the will of God in their daily lives.
If they would live God's way, he promised they would be blessed. In
addition, God is the Creator. He knows the best way for humans to
live in harmony with the principles of his universe. His Law was
not intended to hinder or interfere with the happiness and
experience of his people. Instead, it was to help them prosper and
find success in life. As Paul repeatedly reminds us in Galatians,
we are no longer under Law. But, as we live by the Spirit, the
character that is produced reflects the character of Jesus, the one
who fulfilled the Law and brings us the blessings God has intended
all along. Bottom line: Following God's will and living his
character is a blessing to us!
Loving Father, thank you for speaking your will in human words
so I can better know how to live for you. I know obeying your will
blesses me and those around me. Empower me with your Spirit so that
your character and grace will be fully realized in my life and my
example. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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