Topic: Put It On Your Lips [Wednesday, September 20th, 2017]
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 (Joshua 1:8).
The primary principle for success and prosperity is clear in our opening verse: keep the Word on your lips! That means you’ve got to talk it. It’s not enough to have the Word in your heart; it must come out of your mouth. The Lord Jesus said in Luke 6:45, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good….” The proof that you have the Word in your heart is that it comes out of your mouth.
Only “talking” Christians win in life. And by that I don’t mean loquacious Christians; I mean those who talk the Word. You can’t talk God’s Word consistently and be weak, poor, broke, sick or defeated. It doesn’t matter that you were born poor or sick, but if you talk strength, victory and health, you’d always be victorious. In Mark 11:23, Jesus said you shall have what you say. This is the way of success.
God is concerned about your success; He put you on earth for that. Notice again His recipe for a successful, ever-winning, vibrant, and transcendent life: “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy MOUTH….” Your mouth is the key.
Nothing shall be impossible with you if you’d learn to use your mouth right; if you’d learn to speak the Word. No matter how hopeless a situation may look, you can effect a change with the Word. The Word of God on your lips is God talking; it’ll make you what it talks about; it’ll paralyze and disable fear in you, and cause you to heap success upon success.
My tongue is wholesome, and therefore a tree of life! I speak potent and life-giving words that are inspired by the Spirit. I’m a success for life, because I live the Word. God’s Word is in my heart and in my mouth, and it has made me triumphant forever. Glory to God!
1 Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan:* Galatians 4:21-5:1-15,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 23:44-56,
2 Samuel 13-14