FRIDAY, JUNE 26
Scripture: Proverbs 4:20-23
Proverbs 4:20-23 says, “My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.” The Hebrew word translated “issues” is to-tsaw-aw and appears 25 times in the Old Testament, the majority of them in the book of Joshua. To-tsaw-aw means ‘borders and boundaries.’ Joshua’s job was to take the promises of God and establish those promises for land as physical borders and boundaries in Israel for each tribe. Joshua did that. He was told how to do it. Meditate on this word day and night and be of good courage. Meditate on this word and we will draw the borders and boundaries for Israel of their promised land. Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it go the borders and boundaries of life. As you and I speak any God-given promise, including Psalm 65:11, then the Holy Spirit moves to establish those borders and boundaries. To-tsaw-aw actually means to establish a track and then continue doing it until the track becomes a trench. It literally means to entrench God’s Word with borders and boundaries around your life. And if we do it often enough that is exactly what happens. We entrench God’s Word into our lives. And in this season, Psalm 65:11 is the verse I believe He wants entrenched in our lives. The Holy Spirit gave it and it is up to us to call it into existence.