Daily Service: Memory Verses are important
Updated for Volume 11
First and foremost because God says so:
Psalm 119:11 (KJV) Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
And for sheer practicality; though we now can have the bible on our phones and tablets, and you can pretty much even take a printed Bible wherever you go, memorizing scripture gives you a constant measuring stick when you encounter trials in your life.
A dear friend called me this morning and shared a clear victory over her own will when it opposes God’s will. She told me that this phrase from Luke 22:42 “not my will but thine be done” had always made her fearful of what God might ask of her, but in her devotions this morning it came up again, but it was a sense of wellbeing that washed over her as she looked back over difficult points in her life and God reminded her that He had always been there and she always did what He would have her do.
Luke 22:42 (KJV) Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
I recently read a historical Christian romance set in Texas (Tomorrow’s First Light by Naomi Rawlings)that was recommended by fellow blogger Christian Fiction Girl. The book centered around “Two are better than one” and it kept coming up as they progressed through the book and it helped them reach what you would call a happy ending.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (KJV) Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevails against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
So that is why I post memory verses and promote scripture memorization. The idea is that when you run up against a problem, you will think of God first, not the trouble.
So what are your favorite memory verses? Are they also “Get out of jail free” verses too?
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