The Blessed Life
In Acts, Paul exhorted the Ephesian elders with these words:
“So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” (Acts 20:32 NKJV)
And in Colossians, he writes:
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” (Colossians 3:16 NKJV)
In Psalms, David writes:
“Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.” (Psalms 1:1-3 NKJV)
And in Proverbs, Solomon writes:
“My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.” (Proverbs 4:20-22 NKJV)
How do you accomplish this? I’ll tell you how I do it. I try to commit Scripture to memory, and intentionally spend quality time prayerfully meditating on Jesus and on the meaning of Scripture daily, listening to anointed teaching, and boldly confessing the Word of God aloud to myself so that I am both speaking and hearing it.
Pastor Delturco is so right. The blessed life begins with the Word in your heart. God serves us His blessings on the platter of His Word. I hope you understand this and are doing your part to let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.