Deuteronomy 32:46,47 - God's Word is Spirit and Life.
Deu.32:46,47: God's Word is Spirit and Life.
Deu 32:46 (NLT) he added: "Take to heart all the words I have
given you today. Pass them on as a command to your children so they
will obey every word of this law.
Deu 32:47 (NLT) These instructions are not mere words--they are
your life! By obeying them you will enjoy a long life in the land you
are crossing the Jordan River to occupy."
Deu 32:46 (CWR) "Take all these things to heart and don't
forget them. Listen to what I have told you and repeat them to your
children and grandchildren so they too, can keep all the words of these
Deu 32:47 (CWR) These are not just idle words that I have given
you these last few days. They're your very life. You are to live
by them and only then will you be allowed to remain in the land
that the Lord is giving you."
The Law, the source of life (32:45-47)
Deut. 6:6-7 (KJV) And these words, which I command thee this
day, shall be in thine heart:  And thou shalt teach them
diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in
thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest
down, and when thou risest up.
Deut. 30:20 (KJV) That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and
that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto
him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest
dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham,
to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
Proverbs 3:1, 2 (KJV) My son, forget not my law; but let thine
heart keep my commandments:  For length of days, and long life, and
peace, shall they add to thee.
Hebrews 2:1 (KJV) Therefore we ought to give the more earnest
heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should
let them slip.
Matthew 6:33 (KJV) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and
his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Rev. 22:14 (KJV) Blessed are they that do his commandments,
that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in
through the gates into the city.
2 Cor. 3:18 (KJV) But we all, with open face beholding as in a
glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from
glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
John 17:17 (KJV) Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is
Acts 20:32 (KJV) And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and
to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to
give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
2 Peter 1:4 (KJV) Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and
precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine
nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
COMMENTARY / APPLICATION
Not a vain thing. The service of God never goes without its
reward. [SDA Commentary]
Moses urged the people to think about God's word and teach it to
their children. The Bible can sit on your bookshelf and gather dust,
or you can make it a vital part of your life by regularly setting
aside time to study it. When you discover the wisdom of God's message,
you will want to apply it to your life and pass it on to your family
and others. The Bible is not merely good reading--it's real help for
real life. [Life Application SB]
The Word of God is a constant and continuing source of joy for
the Christian. I don't think I've ever met a joyless Christian who
was regularly employed in searching the Scriptures. The result of
such searching is to see beyond the words of the One who inspired
them. Of all the habits the Christian can cultivate, this is one of
the most blessed and profitable. Some books are exhausting and
exhaustible. The Bible is the only Book that rewards the student with
increasing insight as he allows the Word of God to flow through and cleanse
him. Indeed, it is the only Book that can cleanse and purify the
life of its reader. Other books can inform, but only the Scripture
can transform, infill, and inspire. Al Bryant [Time With God SB]
Is reading the Bible a necessary part of your day or does it
have a low priority in your life?
George muller, after having read the Bible through one hundred
times with increasing delight, made this statement: "I look upon it as
a lost day when I have not had a good time over the Word of God.
Friends often say, 'I have so much to do, so many people to see, I
cannot find time for Scripture study.' Perhaps there are not many who
have more to do than I. For more than half a century I have never
known one day when I had not more business than I could get through.
For 4 years I have had annually about 30,000 letters, and most of
these have passed through my own hands.
"Then, as pastor of a church with 1,200 believers, great has
been my care. Besides, I have had charge of live immense orphanages;
also, at my publishing depot, the printing and circulating of millions
of tracts, books, and Bibles; but I have always made it a rule
never to begin work until I have had a good season with God and His
Word. The blessing I have received has been wonderful."
Do you want to know how to meet the problems of the day? Do you
want to know what God wants you to do with your life? Then you must
pray and consult His wonderful guide book, the Bible, every day.
If we are too busy to read God's Word daily, then one thing is
sure - we are too busy! by H.G.B.
Every day I have the honor of sitting down with a book that
contains the words of the One who created me. Every day I have the
opportunity to let him give me a thought or two on how to live. If I don't
do what he says, he doesn't burn the book or cancel my
subscription. If I disagree with what he says, lightning doesn't split my
swivel chair or an angel doesn't mark my name off the holy list. If I
don't understand what he says, he doesn't call me a dummy. In fact, he
calls me "Son," and on a different page explains what I don't
understand. In the Eye of the Storm by Max Lucado [Inspirational SB]
Read it through, pray it in, live it out, pass it on. George
Gritter [Spirit Filled Life Devotional SB]