Coffee must be some powerful stuff.
Let’s take a close look at two important words in the verse, live and keep.
In the original language, live transliterates as chayah, which means among many things, to live, to prosper, to revive, to restore, to heal, to live prosperously. Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. God’s word is literally dripping with life — physical and spiritual. He resurrects dead things (relationships, dreams, and marriages) and restores broken things (hearts, souls and spirits).
To keep transliterates as shamar.
.Shamar means to guard, to protect, to watch for, to wait for, to treasure, to celebrate. Do you protect God’s word in your heart by refusing to watch, read or listen to media that contradict the truth of His word? Do you wait for and watch for His word as you go through your day? Do you long for your Quiet Time or just endure it? Do you treasure His word by collecting it in your heart, displaying it on your walls or speaking it in your conversations and prayers?
If you are like me, there have been seasons when you could have answered no to some or all of these questions. If you are in one of those seasons now, there is hope! Verse 18 gives us the answer.
Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law.
4 Ways to Live for Jesus and Keep His Word:
- Tell Jesus about the dryness of your heart.
- Ask Him to help you long for His word and a deep relationship with Him.
- Pray to Jesus to open the eyes of your heart to the truth of His word.
- Carve the time out of your busy schedule and spend consistent time with Him everyday.
Life is sweet. Live for Him and keep His word.
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