Engaging Our Whole Being in the Word of God

“We must come to the sure Word and open up our whole being to the Word—our mouth, our eyes, our mind, our spirit, and our heart—until Christ as the morning star rises up in us and shines over us.”—Conclusion of the New Testament, p. 4192

The Word and the Mouth

Deuteronomy 30:14 But the word is very near to you, even in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.
Psalm 119:13 With my lips I have declared all the ordinances of Your mouth.
Psalm 119:43 And do not take the word of truth utterly from my mouth, for I have hoped in Your ordinances.
Psalm 119:103 How sweet are Your words to my taste! Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Ezekiel 3:2-3 So I opened my mouth, and He gave me that scroll to eat. And He said to me, Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your inward parts with this scroll that I am giving you. And I ate it, and it was like honey in my mouth in its sweetness.

The Word and the Eyes

Proverbs 4:20-21 My son, be attentive to my words…Do not let them depart from your sight.

The Word and the Ears

Ezekiel 3:10 Moreover He said to me, Son of man, all My words that I will speak to you take into your heart and hear with your ears.
Luke 11:28 But He said, Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it.
Romans 10:17 So faith comes out of hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

The Word and the Hands

Psalm 119:48 And I will lift up my hand to Your commandments, which I love; and I will muse upon Your statutes.

The Word and the Feet

Psalm 119:133 Establish my footsteps in Your word, and do not let any iniquity have dominion over me.
Psalm 119:105 Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

The Word and the Spirit

Ephesians 6:17-18 And receive the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which Spirit is the word of God, by means of all prayer and petition, praying at every time in spirit.
Psalm 119:25 My soul clings to the dust; enliven me according to Your word.

The Word and the Heart

Psalm 119:11 In my heart I have treasured up Your word that I might not sin against You.
Psalm 119:127 Therefore I love Your commandments more than gold, indeed, more than fine gold.
Psalm 119:36 Incline my heart to Your testimonies and not to unjust gain.
Psalm 119:40 Your word is very pure, and Your servant loves it.
Psalm 119:97 Oh, how I love Your law! All day long it is my musing.
Psalm 119:161 My heart stands in awe of Your words.
Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found and I ate them, and Your word became to me the gladness and joy of my heart.
Luke 8:15b These are those who in a noble and good heart hear the word and hold it fast and bear fruit with endurance.

The Word and the Soul

Deuteronomy 11:18a Therefore you shall lay these words of mine on your heart and on your soul.
Psalm 19:7a The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul.
Psalm 119:20 My soul is crushed with longing for Your ordinances at all times.
Psalm 119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies as much as in all riches.
Psalm. 119:16a I will take delight in Your statutes.
Psalm 119:47 And I will take delight in Your commandments, which I love.
Psalm 119:162 I rejoice at Your word, like one who finds great spoil.
1 Peter 2:2a As newborn babes, long for the guileless milk of the word.

The Word and the Mind

Psalm 119:16b I will not forget Your word.
Psalm 119:52 I have remembered Your ordinances from long ago, O Jehovah, and have comforted myself.
Psalm 119:73b Give me understanding that I may learn Your commandments.
Psalm 119:130 The opening of Your words gives light, imparting understanding to the simple.
Luke 24:45 Then He opened their mind to understand the Scriptures.

The Word and the Will

Psalm 119:173 Let Your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen Your precepts.
James 1:21b Receive in meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

The Word and the Ears, the Eyes, the Heart, and the Body—Our Entire Being

Proverbs 4:20-22—My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.

Spoken October 2, 2016

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