Monday, July 22, 2013

Word = Life

I'm participating in 7 Posts in 7 Days at Conversion Diary.  There will be more posts this week!

I'm on a reading plan to read the Bible in 6 months.  So far, so good!  Yesterday I found something that caught my interest in Deuteronomy:
And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life:and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.  ~ Deu 32:46-47
Joshua is about to take over and lead the people into the promised land, and these are part of Moses' final words before his death.  At this point, there is not an overabundance of words for Israel to set their hearts unto since they'd just have what Moses has shared.  But even this very small portion of our Bible is "their life."  It is no vain thing, it is no small thing, it is no minor part of their existence.  It is their life, and thus they should set their heart unto all the words.

Do we set our hearts unto all the words we have, and unto the Word Jesus Christ?  Do we treat our relationship with God with such respect, with such reverence, with such importance?  Or is it a trivial matter we may happen to find time for during a day, week, or year if it suits us?  Do we see God as our life or as one of many things going on in our life?

Prayer and study are two incredible ways to focus on God all throughout our lives.  Later this week I'll share some resources I use to study.

How do you keep your life focused on God?

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