Take a moment to open this time in prayer. Ask God to bless you as you read and reflect on
Read Deuteronomy 11: 18 – 21
This text encouraged the Israelites who came out of Egypt to know, understand and
internalize the words of God. Not only were the Israelites told to know the words of God
in their heads but also to fix them in their hearts. We are called to do the same. As a
follower of Jesus it is not enough to just know the Bible we have to fix it in our hearts
and live out the words of God in our everyday lives. The benefit of having God’s words
in our heads and our hearts is that when we get placed in a situation that is stressful or
tense hopefully God’s words will come out of our mouths instead of our own words.
Please use the following questions for more reflection.
This text encourages us to put the words of God in our heads, hearts, hands, foreheads and homes; do you do this? Do you have the words of God in places where you will see the words every day? If so, do you ever change those words so that the words of God would not just be something you walk by but internalize?
The text encourages us to talk about the words of God. Other than at church or Bible study how often do you just talk about God’s words and his promises to us? Do you talk about the Bible with your spouse, children, friends or neighbors? If not, why not?
One way to internalize God’s word is to memorize scripture passages. How often do you try to memorize scripture?
Closing - Use the prayer below to end the devotion or close in prayer in your own words.
Gracious Heavenly Father, you word is a blessing to us. Your word gives us comfort,
hope and peace. I ask that you would help me to fix your words on my heart and impress
them on my mind. Help me to grow to love your word and to love talking about your
word with others.