Text: Joshua 1:8. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
The key to good success is the word of God.
Good success is not only about wealth.
A successful man is not known by the size of his pocket, but by the impact, he has made and still making.
Many are financially successful but battling with health issues. That is not a good success.
The blessings of God maketh rich and he adds no sorrow to it the Bible tells us in Proverbs 10:22.
It is God’s desire that we prosper in body and in the soul.
It pleases God to give us His kingdom the Bible tells us. Luke 12:32.
It was a fruitless journey all night for Peter, James, and John in Luke 5, until they encountered the word of God.
The word of God is a life-giving Spirit (John 4:14), it informs and transforms.
It was through the word of God that the early Apostles lived a successful life.
It was the same word that encountered Paul, transformed him and wrought great works through him.
The same word preserved and prospered Joseph.
If you acknowledge the word of God, He acknowledges you and transforms you.
The Bible tells us that the word has been from the beginning and nothing was created not by the word.
John 1: 1. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2. The same was in the beginning with God. 3. All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made”.
Now we understand that the word is not just some hard copy of a book, but a personality, Jesus Christ the son of God.
As Moses prepared to be with the Lord, he passed a very important baton to Joshua that has prospered men hitherto.
In his words in Joshua 1:8, He said;
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success”.
Good success comes when we;
1. Study and learn to confess God’s word. (It must not depart from our mouth).
2. Meditate day and night on God’s word.
The word of God must come alive in our Spirit. We must meditate therein, fully conscious of God’s word.
3. The place of meditation brings us to the point where we live for God alone.
A Life that is sold out to God, will enjoy good success.
I pray for the Grace to live above sin and a hunger to daily feed on God’s word in Jesus’ name.