WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
Scripture: Proverbs 4:20-23
Verse 23 says, “Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.” Verse 21 says, “Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;…” So verse 23 says the purpose of putting the Word in our heart is to verbally bring it forth, in the words we declare and decree. The Hebrew word for “issues” there is to-tsaw-aw and it appears 25 times in the Old Testament. It is primarily used for establishing the borders and boundaries. It appears 15 times in the book of Joshua, who established the Promised Land for Israel. Joshua established the borders and boundaries that were promises. Joshua turned them from promises to physical borders as he allotted to each tribe their inheritance. So what we find is a very clear pattern. The pattern is, we put the Word in our heart and when we bring it out by declaration and decree it, the borders and boundaries are established in our lives. If the borders and boundaries of our lives are currently amiss, then we need to reestablish them by the promises we speak from God’s Word. It is God’s way and we are exhorted to do it.