Joshua 24:26- “And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the LORD.”
At a men’s retreat, my husband spoke about the Old Testament’s emphasis on writing things down so they could remember the good things the Lord had done. He gave each member who attended the retreat a stone had had them paint the following verse:
“But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD (Joshua 24:15)."
Like the Israelites, each man was supposed to place it somewhere in their home that would visually remind them of their commitment to lead their homes in service to the Lord.
It wasn’t enough for them to speak the words; writing it down solidified their commitment. As a writer, I experience the joy of seeing an idea come to life through the pages of a book. It’s not enough for me to say I have an idea; the word becomes alive when written down.
Just as my words become alive when written down, the Word of God also become living and active through the pages of the Bible. It is not enough for us to say we are Christian; we relive our commitment each time we open the Bible.
In what ways have you been impacted by the written word? Do you have Scripture verses written down in your home as a daily remembrance?