Put these words… in your heart and soul…



Deuteronomy 11:18 You shall put these words of mine in your heart and soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and fix them as an emblem on your forehead. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. 20 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the LORD swore to your ancestors to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth. 

Through Moses, God is giving guidance to the Israelites as they prepare to enter the Promised Land. He says, “You shall put these words of mine in your heart and soul…”. He’s talking about the covenant statutes and ordinances of the Lord – the law.

As post-resurrection people we are no longer bound by the covenant of the law, but that doesn’t mean we are not blessed as we steep ourselves in God’s word, which is the spirit of this practice we share. God’s word generates, creates, sustains, guides us as we walk this journey of life.

Lord, the prophet Isaiah tells us that your word does not return empty, but accomplishes that for which it is sent (Isaiah 55:11). I pray this truth comes to fruition in us as we make time/space for your word each day. Amen.

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