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In the book of Joshua, there is a very interesting admonition to study God’s Word. After the death of Moses, Joshua took over the leadership of Israel. His task was a military one for he had to lead the nation across the river Jordan to conquer the nations living in the land of Canaan and seize it for Israel. This being a military venture one would expect the Lord to hand down to him all kinds of military strategies, but not at all, on the contrary the Lord told him:

“This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate thereon day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.”

When we accept the Lord as Saviour, we become part of His spiritual Israel and then the Canaan of the heart is stretched out before us to conquer. We will however have to wage warfare for have we not, through all the passing years allowed the devil to entrench himself in strong holdings in our lives which now have to be re-captured? The meditation on God’s Word will impart strength for this battle.

Enjoy the study and conquer the land!