I will meditate on Your precepts and fix my eyes on Your ways. Ps. 119:15 (ESV) I meditate on Your precepts and consider Your ways. (NIV) I will study Your commandments and reflect on Your ways. (NLT)
Thinking about what God says to me in His word is a necessary companion to keeping my eyes fixed on Him and to walking in His ways.
When considering what do to for my personal reading and meditation upon God’s word for January, I came across a booklet that I received at a conference some years ago. I had stuck it in a drawer and forgotten about it. But when I was cleaning out the drawer, I found it.
It’s called a “Journible”, specifically the title is “Journible through Psalm 119”. It’s part of a series of journals, either paperback or hardback, created by www.fullquiver5.com and published by Reformation Heritage Books (www.heritagebooks.org). They call the series “17:18” based on God’s command given through Moses in Deut. 17:18. I quote here from the introduction to the booklet:
“The king is commanded to not simply acquire a copy of the law (the entire book of Deuteronomy) from the ‘scroll publishing house’, but to hand-write his own copy of the law. The purpose of such a copy written by his own hand was so that 1. he would read it, 2. he would learn to fear The Lord, 3. he would obey the commands of God, 4. his heart would not become proud, 5. he would not turn to the right or the left from following the law (Prov. 4:27), 6. also, his sons would serve in the kingdom after him.
3400 years later, educators are ‘discovering’ that students that physically write out their notes by hand have a much greater retention rate than simply hearing or visually reading the information. Apparently, God knew this to be true of the kings of Israel, also.
From such understanding came the conception of this series of books.”
I have been thoroughly blessed in my journey (my “journible”?) thus far. I’ll share my thoughts from this along the way. I encourage you to do the same…