8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall read [and meditate on] it day and night, so that you may be careful to do [everything] in accordance with all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will be [] successful. The Messiah himself, when he was bruised, nevertheless would cause God’s will to “prosper” in his hand (Isa 53:10). Joshua 1:8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV). He wrote on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he had written: In this act of obedience w e see Joshua as a man of the Book, obeying the command of Joshua 1:8. Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, “Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you to possess. For many today, we probably think of someone sitting quietly and privately while emptying one’s mind, chanting, and/or focusing on one’s inner thoughts/self. Reach the World.” | 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Sermon, “Good Seed. Those that would maintain their spiritual conflicts must not love their ease. What It Meant For Joshua 3.2. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. You'll find David Jeremiah's introduction to the Book of Joshua on page 275-276 of The Jeremiah Study Bible. 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. C" Then you will have success ( Joshua 1:8). Observations on Joshua 1:8 . Commentary 3.1. God is certainly able to bless us with worldly success and financial prosperity, but this is no guarantee — no magic formula. Discover practical insights into the Book of Joshua. What is the key to living a prosperous and successful life? Verse Commentary Whatever God deems right for us in the way of career, financial success, and relational prosperity is what will be best, and what we should want him to do. Joshua 1:8 – This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. I think we all want good success. In the course of that conflict, Jehovah intervened and sent great stones from heaven, killing many of … When someone meditates on God’s word, it involves repeatedly reflecting on the word of the LORD in order to conform one’s life to the word of the LORD.5, Ultimately, instead of one’s self, the focus of such meditation is the LORD (Ps 63:6), His works (Pss 77:12), and/or His law (Jos 1:8, Ps 1:2).6 — which was probably read or recited out loud.7, Silent reading was rare in the ancient world.8 And the verb meditate (הָגָה | hāgâ) is more frequently translated “utter”, “mutter”, “moan”, “groan”, or “declare.”9 Therefore, the meditation in view here is probably audible. Thus, the Hebrew Scriptures are structured around this concept, emphasizing its great importance.11, The Book of the Law12 (תּוֹרָה | tôrâ) probably, primarily refers to the law outlined in Deuteronomy, which is recalled by the thrice-repeated phrase “be strong and very courageous” (Jos 1:6, 7, 9 cf. Joshua 1:8. Joshua 1:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Joshua 1:8, NIV: "Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.Then you will be prosperous and successful." We also see Israel as a people of the Book ordering their lives after God’s Word. All scripture is the Word of God and Joshua was an example of a godly man who both believed God’s word and acted upon it. So Joshua is getting encouragement directly from the Lord himself and also from God’s people, repeating God’s word to him. In the Old Testament, to prosper (צָלֵַח | ṣālēaḥ) essentially means to “accomplish satisfactorily what is intended.”17 Moreover, “real prosperity results from the work of God in the life of one who seeks God with all [their] heart (2 Chr 31:21; cf. What It Means For Us 4. "Joshua 1:8-9" by Johnny Larrabee. will be added (Mt 6:33). In his kindness, he had given his precepts to Moses to write down for them. 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. Text 2. All his orders to the people, and his judgments, must be according to the law of God. Jarchi restrains it to the book of Deuteronomy now before him: but thou shalt meditate therein day and night; He was given the kingdom of God, but it cost him suffering. He is charged to meditate therein day and night, that he might understand it. Joshua 1:8 New King James Version (NKJV). C4C Translation 2.1. For then you will make your paths prosperous, and then you will have success, When you think of meditation, what comes to mind? Having the Bible on one’s lips is only advisable to those who are also “doers of the Word” (Ja 1:22). Teach the Word. Probably he went into the valley alone, to pray to God for a blessing, and he did not seek in … #3 “meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.” Loving God is loving his ways. 8 לֹֽא־יָמ֡וּשׁ סֵפֶר֩ הַתּוֹרָ֨ה הַזֶּ֜ה מִפִּ֗יךָ וְהָגִ֤יתָ בּוֹ֙ יוֹמָ֣ם וָלַ֔יְלָה לְמַ֨עַן֙ תִּשְׁמֹ֣ר לַעֲשׂ֔וֹת כְּכָל־הַכָּת֖וּב בּוֹ֑ כִּי־אָ֛ז תַּצְלִ֥יחַ אֶת־דְּרָכֶ֖ךָ וְאָ֥ז תַּשְׂכִּֽיל׃1, 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Memorize Joshua 1:8 after watching a brief video tutorial demonstrating the How to Memorize Any Bible Verse in Less Than Five Minutes method below: The Troubling Origins of Princeton University, “Thanks-living” | Colossians 3:12-17 Sermon, “Preach the Word. The Hebrews had struggled mightily in the wilderness, suffering beyond what should have been necessary, because they did not “keep this Book.” If they were to have any success, it would be by following God’s ways. Most people tend to talk about what they think about. So maybe there’s a bad kind of success. Not all secular advice is bad, but may we always remember the true key to a life of godly success: meditating and obeying God’s word. Joshua 1:8 (Amplified® Bible) ... Joshua had no bridge or boats, and yet he must believe that God, having ordered the people over, would open a way. What is the key to living a prosperous and successful life? For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. 573 likes. What else could encourage Joshua to believe God‘s promises? Dt 31:6, 7, 23) and the frequent Deuteronomic warning, “do not turn from it to the right or to the left” (Jos 1:7 cf. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you [] shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. Commentary on Joshua 1:5-9 (Read Joshua 1:5-9) Joshua is to make the law of God his rule. In it, God commands Joshua to meditate on His Word day and night to become prosperous and successful. We are virtually promised to face persecution if we live a godly life (2 Tim 3:12). Joshua 1:8 “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Joshua Installed as Leader. Commentary on Joshua 8:3-22 (Read Joshua 8:3-22) Observe Joshua's conduct and prudence. 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Joshua 1:8 "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 success. Then you will be prosperous and successful.2, Do not remove this Book of the Law from your lips, but meditate on it day and night so that you will be careful to do all that is written in it. 8. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Jesus Christ prospered in every way. KJV 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. Explanation and Commentary of Joshua 1:8 The false prosperity doctrine taught to the shame of the Church all over the world by charlatans is that if you follow God, especially in the form of giving money to some specific ministry of the charlatan, you will be rich, healthy, and have all your wildest dreams fulfilled. NLT Study this Book of Instruction continually. Joshua had no bridge or boats, and yet he must believe that God, having ordered the people over, would open a way. Putting it into practice, however can be rather difficult — requiring much strength and courage (Jos 1:6). Law 2.3. This book of the law shall not depart. B" Be strong and courageous ( Joshua 1:9). Dt 2:27; 5:29; 17:11, 20; 28:14).13, Also, as mentioned in an earlier post on Proverbs, law (tôrâ) can refer more generally to all of the LORD’s directions or instruction. In your family? Joshua Installed as Leader. Joshua was one of the twelve scouts who explored the land of Canaan (Num 13:8); he and Caleb were the only two of the twelve to give a positive report and resist the people's demands to appoint a new leader and return to Egypt (Num 14:1-9). This was even at a cost or inconvenience. 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. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Anything else is hypocrisy and a poor witness. That said, our choices to obey the ways of his kingdom and his righteousness will give us some control over the outcomes. With “prosperity” and “success” properly understood, in the eyes of the LORD, the answer is rather simple. NIV Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Joshua 1:8. This does not in any way mean that we will not have trouble. Whatever affairs of this world we have to mind, we must not neglect the one thing needful. The only way to consistently live according to his ways is to meditate often on his Word. Joshua 1:8 - Ang aklat na ito ng kautusan ay huwag mahihiwalay sa iyong bibig, kundi iyong pagbubulayan araw at gabi, upang iyong masunod na gawin ang ayon sa lahat na nakasulat dito: sapagka't kung magkagayo'y iyong pagiginhawahin ang iyong lakad, at kung magkagayo'y magtatamo ka ng mabuting kawakasan. His Word is clear that there are ways to prosper in godliness, and there are ways to fail in evil living. “How does the devout Bible student explain the ‘long day’ that is related in the book of Joshua?” Joshua, chapter 10, contains the account of a great battle between the children of Israel and the pagan Amorites. Verses 5-9 Joshua is to make the law of God his rule. The Bible calls this righteousness, and Jesus said that if we seek it, along with the kingdom of God, all these things will be added to us so that we need not worry for provision. 1:5-9 Joshua is to make the law of God his rule. He is charged to meditate therein day and night, that he might understand it. This is a lie from satan, and it keeps multitudes from getting to God. 1. #2 “…always on your lips;” In order for the Word to have a place on the lips, one must have the Word on the mind. With “prosperity” and “success” properly understood, in the eyes of the LORD, the answer is rather simple. Putting it into practice, however can be rather difficult — requiring much strength and courage (Jos 1:6). Joshua is placed at the beginning of the second section, which concludes with Malachi. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Would you like good success in your life? Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them —to the Israelites. @DannyScottonJr This verse talks about meditating or thinking deeply and focusing our minds on the Word of God. For to “be strong and very courageous” does not refer primarily to being strong and courageous in battle, but being strong and courageous when living an obedient life devoted to the instruction of the LORD.28, In my view, the same key to success for Joshua is the same key to success — true success — today. Hence, Joshua is told to keep the Book of the Law not on his heart or mind, but one his mouth (Jos 1:8).10, In the Hebrew Bible, there are three main sections: (1) The Torah (a.k.a. The Pentateuch) — the first five books of the Bible, (2) The Prophets, and (3) The Writings — which begins with Psalms. And, in virtually all of these few cases, success is related to seeking the LORD and/or following the LORD’s commands (e.g., Dt 29:9, Jos 1:7-8, 1 Ki 2:3, 2 Ki 18:7).23, I say all that to say, what is in view here is not worldly success or financial prosperity, but “succeeding in life’s proper endeavors.”24 And one’s proper endeavors do not entail preoccupation with worldly success or financial prosperity, but utter devotion to the LORD — “holiness and obedience.”25, On the cusp of The Promised Land, we are not told that The LORD gives Joshua military or economic advice. 1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, a the Lord said to Joshua b son of Nun, Moses’ aide: 2 “Moses my servant is dead. God speaks to us in a very personal way. He was about to lead the people of Israel into the promised land. May 29, 2018 That he also received material wealth and reproductive fruitfulness was a bonus, but not the point. Woe to the perpetrators of this lie (Mt 18:6). This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth. Joshua 1:8, Malachi 4:4, and Ps 1:2 all speak of meditating on and/or remembering to be faithful to the law (תּוֹרָה | tôrâ). I think probably so. 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. Daniel and his friends succeeded in their efforts in exile in Babylon, with God’s help (Dan 3:30; 6:28 [Hb. Josh 1:8; Ps 1:3).”18, Out of the 69 times the verb translated prosper occurs in the Old Testament, 59 times it means to succeed in a particular endeavor — “almost always because of God’s gracious and ever-present hand.”19, For example, Abraham’s servant was given success by God in his mission to find a wife for Isaac (Gen 24:12, 40, 42, 56). This is why we need to be strong and very courageous. The people’s efforts in Ezra and Nehemiah also succeeded because of God’s good hand upon them (Ezra 5:8; 6:14; Neh 1:11; 2:20). These ways and this kingdom are encoded in “this Book of the Law.” Joshua was being commissioned to steward the chosen people of God into the land of promise. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Our first and foremost priority is to seek God.29. 3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Joshua was given this promise after Moses the servant of the Lord had died. 3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, f as I promised Moses. He has also called us Christians to “make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28:18), and in that he would most definitely have us prosper. We must look to him for his plans, his calling on our lives, and his desires for us. Moreover, some of the most faithful followers of Christ suffered horribly during their life, and faced death by way of brutal execution (e.g., Paul (2 Cor 11:24-28), the Disciples, and countless other martyrs who have died for the faith over the last two millennia). A" The Lord your God is with you ( Joshua 1:9). KJV: King James Version . Joshua steps into the empty place, receives the same great promise, is assured of the same Presence, and is to obey the same law. If we would live the good and abundant life that God has designed for us, we will be “careful to do everything in” the Bible that God means for the Church to do. WORDS OF GOD IN RED. Be “Prosperous” and “Successful” 3. JOSHUA 1:8 “ meditate on the word day and night ” KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. Without it, his leadership would fail.27, This is easier said than done; it takes strength and courage (Jos 1:7, etc.). 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