VB122: The Law of The LORD

The Law of The LORD

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Meditate: to ponder, imagine, meditate, mutter, speak, study, talk.

Observe: Many places this Hebrew word is translated to keep. It comes from a word that also means; to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard or protect, attend to, beware, be circumspect, take heed (to self), keeper, mark, look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, reserve.

Speak Out Loud:

I will not stop speaking the Word of God. I will tend to it and think about it over and over until I see its fulfillment or truth in my thoughts.

I am so strong in my conviction of what I have spoken and meditated on from God’s Word, that it produces actions. Faith without works is dead (James 2:20). So I do what God’s Word instructs me to do, and it is always a good success.

Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Converting the soul: Heb. shub (shoob) to turn back (hence, away) transitive or intransitive, literal or figurative—not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point.

The Word of God helps your soul return to the way God intended it to be. This is the same Hebrew word that was translated “restoreth” in Psalms 23:3 – “He restoreth my soul.” This is the way this word was translated here in this verse in the Amplified Bible (“restoring”). The English word “restore” means to bring back to an original condition. So, the Word of God will bring your soul back to a previous or original condition.

Simple: The Hebrew used here, pethy (peth-ee’) silly (i.e. seducible) God’s Word will keep us from being seduced. Those who are easily seduced are not strong in the Word of God.

Making wise the simple: That is, the humble, teachable, and such as are not puffed up with a conceit of their own wisdom (1 Cor. 7:18), the very entrance into God’s word giveth light, it giveth understanding to the simple, or to the persuadable (Ps. 119:130).


I can always trust God’s Word—The Bible. It is always the unfailing truth and trustworthy guide for my faith in God and wisdom in my life.

God bless you my friend,