UCB Word For Today Devotional For July 22, 2023 : Topic – Start ‘meditating’ on the Scriptures

UCB Word For Today Devotional For July 22, 2023 : Topic – Start ‘meditating’ on the Scriptures

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Start ‘meditating’ on the Scriptures
22 JULY 2023

‘Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.’
Psalm 119:97 NKJV

Andrew Murray wrote, ‘There is a direct connection between the degree to which you succeed in life and the time you spend meditating on God’s Word.’ God told Joshua, ‘Meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will…have good success’ (Joshua 1:8 NKJV). We live in the age of ADD. We once believed that if we had more material things, we would feel happier. But it doesn’t work. The more things we acquire, the more we have to protect, insure, maintain, stress out over, and keep up with. Jesus said, ‘One’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses’ (Luke 12:15 NKJV).

So, what’s the answer? ‘In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength’ (Isaiah 30:15 NKJV). In Pathways to Power, Merrill F. Unger writes: ‘This holy exercise of pondering over the Word, chewing it as an animal chews its cud to get its sweetness and nutritive virtue…takes time, which ill fits into the speed of our modern age. Today most Christians’ devotions are too hurried, their lives too rushed.’

The psalmist David said: ‘I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches. Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me’ (Psalm 63:6-8 NKJV). Slow down. Take time to meditate on God’s Word. Your survival, strength, and success depend on it.

Esther 3-5, Romans 11:1-18

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