The world is never lacking for Monday morning quarterbacks. Every sports fan has a better way to coach their team, especially after a heart-breaking loss. With no real experience, sports fans convince themselves that they could lead their favorite team to a championship. Even though we think we have all the answers, we all would admit to making mistakes and having poor judgment in situations in our own lives. If life were a game, we would be on the losing side more than we would ever admit. Most mistakes of the past cannot be reversed, but if we could buy wisdom to make good choices every day, we all would empty our bank account for it.
“My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.” (Proverbs 3:1-2 )
This proverb speaks as if wisdom is a person; as if the Bible can talk in an audible voice. Wisdom sits across from us and begs us to keep him close by for quick counsel in times of need. God has given some sure ways of preventing significant failures and experiencing a life of fulfillment. Found near the top of this list is the idea of Scripture memory. This is one of the best ways for constant access to godly wisdom (Proverbs 3:3).
The most notable obstacle to the idea of memorizing Scripture is the hard work. There are times that we exhaust ourselves more trying to avoid memorizing than if we just started. The reality is, if we have a good plan of review, it is easier than we think.
“Having some verses memorized is like having God walk with us physically everywhere we go.”
The perks we discover are deep, and the benefits are guaranteed. “So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man” (Proverbs 3:4). A better understanding of Scripture, wisdom in decision-making and a heightened fellowship with God will outweigh the work we put in. Having some verses memorized is like having God walk with us physically everywhere we go. It gives Him the opportunity to speak with clarity, warn us of danger and give wisdom as we need it. The advantages of memorizing Scripture are out of this world.
What if you could buy the wisdom needed to keep you from poor decisions in the future? What price would you pay? If the cost was not money, but time, would you still pay the cost?
Join us as we exercise the discipline of Scripture Memory.
- July 15- Saturday, July 21— 2 Chronicles 7:14
- July 22- Saturday, July 28 — Philippians 4:6-7
- July 29- Saturday, August 4 — Proverbs 3:5-6
- August 5- Saturday, August 11— Mark 12:30
- August 12- Saturday, August 18 — Isaiah 40:28
- August 19- Saturday, August 25 — Romans 12:1-2
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