One of the interesting commands of scripture is for the people of God to be consistent. All over the Bible there is the notional that we are supposed to be daily, consistently seeking God with all that we are.
Deuteronomy tells us to talk about God in our rising and in our sleeping.
Paul tells us to pray without ceasing.
We are told by our Lord to pray for our daily bread.
And listen to what God tells Joshua today in Joshua 1:8
Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.
God knew that Joshua had some tough days ahead. He knew that the people of Israel would not be easy to lead. He knew that there would be days of frustration and hard work ahead for him.
And so, God gives him to major commands in this first chapter – first do not fear. Don’t be afraid. God is with you. Good words for us today. Don’t be afraid. Don’t fear. God will not leave nor forsake you.
Second, what we read here – read the “book” continually. Study it. Pray over it. Make it part of your life. God has given us His “book,” i.e. the Bible, for us to study. For us to learn. For us to pray over. For us to hear His voice in. For us to know Him better through. For us to be drawn deeper and deeper to Him with.
We are a lot like Joshua. There will be tough times. There will be trials. There will be tears. There will be worries. So, don’t fear. God is with you.
And consistently, constantly, daily, spend time in His book. We eat daily, we sleep daily, we do things we need to do daily to live.
We need to, each day, for the life of our souls, spend time in His word. May we be consistent. May we be continual. And may we find life. And in seeking Him, may we find Him.