Our weekly delight ( joy & pleasure ) in ” Reading ” comes from the Book of Deuteronomy 31: 14 – 18.
“ Then the Lord said to Moses, ” You do not have much longer to live. Call Joshua and bring him to the Tent, so that I may give him instructions. ” Moses and Joshua went to the Tent,
and the Lord appeared to them there in a pillar of cloud that stood by the door of the Tent.
The Lord said to Moses, ” You will soon die, and after your death the people will become unfaithful to me and break the covenant that I made with them. They will abandon me and worship the pagan gods of the land they are about to enter.
When that happens, I will become angry with them; I will abandon them, and they will be destroyed. Many terrible disasters will come upon them, and then they will realize that these things are happening to them because I, their God, am no longer with them.
And I will refuse to help them then, because they have done evil and worship other gods…”
Please! Please continued reading the Bible! This is our Life!!!
Joshua 1: 8 ” This Book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success. “
You cannot meditate on the Word without first READING IT, and here it mentions that the ” Book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth “. Which indicates that it should be verbally spoken. The effect of meditating on the word of God, and speaking it is so that we may ” observe to do according to all that it written therein “, and that will make it possible to ” make ( our ) way prosperous, and then ( we ) shall have good success. ” The prosperity that this is talking about isn’t financial prosperity necessarily but has in mind the life of the person who first reads it, then observes it, and finally to know that what is written in it shows us how we can prosper and be successful, but not by worldly standards, but according to God’s standard ( endless blessings out of His Divine mercy ).