Meditating on the Word brings wisdom. Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely, and have good success.
Joshua 1:5-9 lay out the secret of eternal success. You must go all out for God! It is the unfailing prerequisite of eternal success. God spoke to Joshua and not only gave him instructions, but promises! Here are some of them:
- No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life
- As I was with Moses, so I will be with you.
- Be strong, be of good courage in order to do according to the law. Don’t turn from it…in doing so you will prosper wherever you go.
- Don’t let this book depart from your mouth, meditate upon it day and night. Observe all that’s written in it.
- A Promise: Your way made prosperous, wisdom, and good success.
- More instructions: be strong, be vigorous, very courageous. Don’t fear, don’t be dismayed.
- A Promise: The Lord your God is with you wherever you go!