FAITH CAPSULE: Keeping testimonies and meditating God’s word will keep one near to God.
TESTIMONIES OF GOD
A man with the understanding and knowledge of God’s testimonies will be near and not far from God to gain the blessings of God.
Psalm 119:1-6 buttressed what it means to walk and keep God’s testimonies, “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart! They also do no iniquity; They walk in His ways. You have commanded us to keep Your precepts diligently. Oh, that my ways were directed to keep Your statutes! Then I would not be ashamed When I look into all Your commandments.”
Keeping His testimonies by walking and keeping His word will be blessed.
The blessings of God are for those that are near to God, the evidence of having fear for God.
Do you fear God?
If you are one with the fear of God, you are obedient to Him and near to claim his promises.
With understanding, know to fear God which is God’s will for all man as identified in Deuteronomy 6:24-25, “And the Lord commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is this day. Then it will be righteousness for us if we are careful to observe all these commandments before the Lord our God, as He has commanded us.”
To fear God, keep His testimonies, walk, keep His word to be near to Him.
MEDITATING GOD’S WORD
The word of God is God.
Meditating the word of God is communicating with God to keep one that meditates continually to be near to God.
God did not hide the secret of meditation when He spoke to Joshua, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:8-9)
Of all several means of communicating with God to keep one near to His presence is meditating on God’s word day and night.
A true believer should have the desire to be near to God that is near for all that seeks Him. King David buttressed the identities of God, “The Lord is righteous in all His ways, gracious in all His works. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. The Lord preserved all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy.” (Psalm 145:17-20)
The word of God is proven, to perfect to all who will give self to meditating His word for keeping near Him day and night.
Prayer for today: Ask God to take charge over your life to be near to Him.