I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
In church, children are sometimes expected to memorize a certain number of Scriptures per year. Why, as adults, do people stop memorizing Scripture? God wants you to not just be a reader of His Word, but a student. He wants you to write His promises on your heart and life.
Psalm 119:34-38 talks about seeking and receiving direction, great insight, life preserved, and fulfillment of promises for those who learn (are taught) God’s Word. When you memorize His Word, you are planting it in your heart; you are seeking out His presence and walking with Him on a completely new level.
As you memorize God’s Word, you are better equipping yourself to deal with life’s difficulties, as well as being better able to encourage others as they deal with theirs. God gave you His Word as a gift, to light your path, to guide you closer to Him, and to teach others of His unfailing love.
As you grow closer to God through His Word, you will see yourself change from the inside out; strength will rise up within you, and you will begin to walk in confidence knowing that God is on your side.
- Thank God for the opportunity to get to know Him better, as you become more familiar with His Word and promises.
- Pray that you would be bold to teach others using the truth of God’s Word.