“This Book of the Law must not depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night so that you may act carefully according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way successful, and you will be wise” – Joshua 1:8, MEV
Note: This is a scripture that my brother and spiritual mentor, Kevin, taught me to confess frequently.
The command for care in keeping God’s laws is not works righteousness. The keeping of the law was the external evidence of Israel’s faithfulness to God. A right relationship with another person will show in actions and attitudes pleasing to that person.