Keeping God’s Word In The Midst Of Our Heart
By Rusty Wilson
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
As we continue to attend to God’s Word, we are to keep our focus on what He is saying to us. Not letting His Word depart from our eyes… the New Living Translation says, Don’t lose sight of them… We read His Word, meditate what He is saying (Psalm 1:2), and don’t let them depart from our eyes. To depart in the Hebrew is to turn aside, to depart, be perverse (distorted from the right), be forward (not willing to yield or comply with what is required – Webster Dictionary).
As we keep our eyes on God’s Word, we get His Word in the midst of our heart, again the New Living Translation says, Let them penetrate deep into your heart,… To penetrate: to enter or pierce, to affect the mind; to cause to feel, to reach the intellect; to understand, to enter; to pass the interior. We need to let His Word penetrate our heart to where we are so full of His Word that nothing can come in to take the Words place.
Keeping our eyes on God’s Word and in the midst of our heart is a vital part of our daily life doings. Understanding when we get the Word in our heart, then the wicked one, Satan comes immediately to steal it from our heart (Matthew 13:19; Mark 4:15), but we must not allow him to do so, we have to guard our heart. Let’s make it a purpose to keep and guard the Word of God in our heart.
Scripture Reading: John 14:15; Psalm 119:11