Proverbs 16:1-4 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits. Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
I have read several books over the years. Some were better than others. For example, for a counseling class I had to read a textbook. Reading that book seemed like work. Then there are the books that just draw me into them, as if the story had been written around me. It was as if the author knew what would captivate my every thought and wrote this book just for me. Even during the day when I wasn’t reading it, I found myself thinking about it. When I got around others, my conversations would often wind up somehow mentioning the book and the author. These are by far my favorite books to read.
I believe this idea of losing ourselves into something is what the author of our verses today had in mind. If we will commit ourselves to the Lord, I mean completely fall in love with Him, then all we do and say, becomes praise and worship of who He is. In addition, all our thoughts will automatically be established in Him. When Jesus becomes the center of our life, everything we say and do causes us to think of Him. We can actually get lost in Jesus just as we do in the pages of a real good book.
In John 1:1, it says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Jesus is the word in which we need to let our mind escape into each and every day. He was the first word of all History and should have the last word in all of our lives.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
As you do your Bible readings today, read with the desire of the psalmist in your heart when He wrote Psalm 119:18 which says; “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” Then walk in the revelation of His person all day. Get lost in Jesus today.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Psalms 65 – 70 / Proverbs 16:1-4
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Chron. 14-17 / Acts 6
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