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 1:8
observe today’s theme Scripture carefully, you’d notice it didn’t say God shall
make your way prosperous, but that you shall make your own way prosperous, and
then you shall deal wisely in the affairs of life and have good success. But
for this to happen, you must meditate.
So what are
you supposed to meditate on? The subject of your meditation should be words and
things that are consistent with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Meditating on
anything else will not produce lasting results. Both the Old and New Testaments
are replete with words that are consistent with the realities of the new
creation life. For example, Isaiah said, “No weapon formed against you shall
prosper…” (Isaiah 54:17), and this is consistent with what Jesus said in Luke
10:19: “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions,
and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
That means what Isaiah said belongs to the Church, and we can meditate on it
today just as we would the words of Jesus in Luke 10:19.
meditate on God’s Word often, not only will you have good success, you’ll find
yourself dealing wisely in the affairs of life, and satan will find it
difficult to carry out his nefarious acts in your life. In other words, the
wisdom of God will function in you so much that when you make decisions or take
actions on something, they’ll be just right.