I so wish I had spent my whole life memorizing Scripture. But because I became a Christian at 33 I feel as though I missed out on a whole lot of learning God’s word. It’s not as easy for me now to memorize God’s word as it was for my children when they were little. But I’m sure God would tell me that it is NEVER to late to start! It’s never too late for any of us to start! I know because John 15 tells us that the Holy Spirit is our teacher! And with a teacher like we all can memorize scripture no matter our age! I believe that with my whole heart! So this year I’m trying to learn 1 scripture a week. Do you need to commit, like me, to memorizing God’s Word? I have the perfect verse for you!
God word says…
I HAVE HIDDEN YOUR WORD IN MY HEART, THAT I MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST YOU. PSALM 119:11
This is a beautiful and rich scripture!
That’s a wonderful scripture to learn this week! The ancients believed that the “heart” was the center of life in our bodies. It held our mind, will, emotion, intellect, character… the inner man so to speak. The word “hidden” means to treasure up or store. It’s the idea of hiding treasure safely in a secret place.
Now here’s something beautiful! The word “word” means God’s very spoken word. His commandment. You are able according to God to actually store up His spoken word like the treasure it is inside you! WOW! God’s word is full of power! Amazing, miraculous power! His word will actually work inside you… if you let it!
The bible goes on to say that we hide God’s very spoken words inside of us so we might not “sin”… rebel.. against Him. You see, our hearts… our mind, will, emotion, intellect, character… if left to go it’s own way without restraint or teaching will rebel against God all the time!
God’s word in our hearts is like a constant reminder and a guard against sinning! It is the Holy Spirit that will bring our stored scripture to our minds when we need it. We just need to obey it!
Oh, the marvelous love of God.
Now, let’s do our part and hide the word of God in our hearts. Why don’t we memorize Psalm 119:11 this week?
“I HAVE HIDDEN YOUR WORD IN MY HEART, THAT I MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST YOU”
Let’s hide this scripture in our hearts together!