It is no empty word for you, but your very life...

How do you view God's Word? As God transitions Israel's leadership from Moses to Joshua, we read these words.

"He said to them, 'Take to heart all the words by which I am warning you today, that you may command them to your children, that they may be careful to do all the words of this law. For it is no empty word for you, but your very life, and by this word you shall live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess."

- Deuteronomy 32:46-47

For it is no empty word for you, but your very life...

Do you view God's Word in that way? Does it have that sort of priority in your life? Psalm 119 is a lengthy psalm, dedicated to magnifying God's Word. It is filled with passages that tell us about the importance and necessity of the Scriptures in our lives. At one point the author writes, "My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law (Ps 119:36)." Does God's Word have that sort of value in your mind? Do you weep at the thought of so many who disregard the very words of God?

Know your Bible. Read your Bible. Pass it on to your kids. Be careful to do all the words you read. For it is no empty word for you, but your very life.