Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that’s in you, love him with all you’ve got!
Write these commandments that I’ve given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder; inscribe them on the doorposts of your homes and on your city gates. Deuteronomy 6:5-9, The Message
Today we are talking about taking “these commandments” with you wherever you go…
(See the vid-to-the-eo for the Thursday Tip.)
Why spend so much time talking about writing out Scripture?
1. To see it as frequently as possible! Your eyes focus your mind. Direct your eyes to the truth! God told the Israelites to post His word all over their homes, to even go so far as to put His word on their foreheads!
2. To bank God’s promises in the vault of your heart! It all comes back to this one…
How can a young person live a clean life?
By carefully reading the map of your Word.
I’m single-minded in pursuit of you;
don’t let me miss the road signs you’ve posted.
I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart
so I won’t sin myself bankrupt.
Be blessed, God;
train me in your ways of wise living.
I’ll transfer to my lips
all the counsel that comes from your mouth;
I delight far more in what you tell me about living
than in gathering a pile of riches.
I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you,
I attentively watch how you’ve done it.
I relish everything you’ve told me of life,
I won’t forget a word of it.
Psalm 119:9-16, The Message