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Memorize It. It Opens Your Eyes

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We see how God instructs Joshua to meditate on the Law and that meditation is what will bring him success and prosperity. We will dive into the importance of internal change rather than external action.

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Hebrews 5:12–14 ESV
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
Hebrews 5:12-
Nathan challenged us to “Feed Ourselves!”
But why?

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Joshua 1:1 ESV
After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant,
Joshua 1:2 ESV
“Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel.
Joshua 1:3 ESV
Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses.
Joshua 1:4 ESV
From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory.
Joshua 1:1–8 ESV
After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. 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.
Joshua 1:5 ESV
No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.
Joshua 1:6 ESV
Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them.
Joshua 1:7 ESV
Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.
Joshua 1:8 ESV
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.

Meditate On It

Grow It

Matthew 12:33–35 ESV
“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.

What is your meditation?

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Matthew 12:33 ESV
“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.
Matthew 12:34 ESV
You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
Matthew 12:35 ESV
The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.

Grow It

BALLOONS!!

Shout It

Psalm 32:1 ESV
Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Psalm 32:2
Psalm 32:2 ESV
Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
Psalm 32:3 ESV
For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.
Psalm 32:4 ESV
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah
Psalm 32:5 ESV
I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
Psalm 32:6 ESV
Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found; surely in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him.
Psalm 32:7 ESV
You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah
Psalm 32:8 ESV
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Psalm 32:9 ESV
Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you.
Psalm 32:10 ESV
Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.
Psalm 32:11 ESV
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!
Freshmen and Sophomore year… I was withering, I was crumpling, I felt that weight… but
I was holding in crap!
Then, when I finally let it out. and started to let truth in and let it fill me, I began to have that freedom!

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Meditate On It

Psalm 1:1–2 ESV
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
Psalm 1:2 ESV
but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
Psalm 77:12 ESV
I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.
Psalm 119:15 ESV
I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.
Psalm 119:78
Psalm 119:78 ESV
Let the insolent be put to shame, because they have wronged me with falsehood; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.
Psalm 119:27 ESV
Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.
Psalm 143:5 ESV
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.
Psalm 63:5–7 ESV
My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
Psalm
Psalm 119:48 ESV
I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.
Psalm 119:97 ESV
Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.

What is your meditation?

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