Deuteronomy 32:46, 47 - God's Word Is More Than Words They Are Life.

Deuteronomy 32:46, 47 - God's Word Is More Than Words They Are 

Deu 32:46, 47 (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.  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, 47 (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 
teachings.  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." 


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]