They are not just idle words for you—they are your life.
Deuteronomy 32:47 (NIV)
How often do we read through the Bible and see nothing but words on a page, a combination of letters, spaces, and punctuation that may or may not carry any meaning for us? God did not merely say a bunch of things so that we could have a big book of nice platitudes. He gave us, through His word, life.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
John 1:1-4 (NIV)
Far more than just ink on a page, the Word of God can bring life to us. It can bring hope in a hopeless situation. It can bring joy in sorrow. It can be light in the darkness. God’s words are never just words, they are your life.
And the closer we keep those words to us, the more effective they will be for us.
No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.
Deuteronomy 30:14 (NIV)
Neither God, who is life, nor His words, that bring life, are far from us in any moment.
Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.
Deuteronomy 30:11 (NIV)
God, and the life we receive through his Word, are never out of reach.
Read: Deuteronomy 31-32, Luke 1:1-23