We each have a finite capacity for things. If we fill our lives with good things (and by “thing,” I mean intangibles, rather than tangibles), it will displace the bad, evil, and destructive attitudes, thoughts, and motives that take root within us.
Embrace God’s word as you would a life ring in deep water far from land: It can save you. Cultivate the word of God, planted within you, through humble acceptance (obedience): It can save you.
Humble acceptance (obedience) of God’s word leads to salvation, security, and peace. – Luther