The Word

This Book of the Law

Joshua 1:8

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (ESV)

What does this mean? But I thought that our salvation and God’s looking out for us is not dependent on how well we follow God’s law, but by grace, through faith. True, but what is the Book of the Law? What’s the purpose? God’s laws are written for our guidance and our protection. If you buy a car or other piece of equipment, but never follow the instructions, sure if may work for a while, but the workings will not be ideal. A car that is not maintained will break down sooner than one that is not. The maker provides instructions for the best quality. It’s the same with God’s word. When we follow the instructions laid out, our quality of life is better. God has an ideal for us. He made us, so He knows us best. When we do according to the words written in His instructions, we will indeed be prosperous…



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