My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments (Prov. 3:1 KJV)
Memorizing the Bible is often an underestimated gesture. Sometimes, the emphasis on taking the Word of God from your head to the heart (deeper, into the spirit) blurs the importance of committing scriptures to the mind, but scriptures in the mind are not useless. Today’s scripture instructs us to “forget not my law” which simply means to memorize what I have told you.
David said “Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against you” (Ps 119:11, KJV). Committing the Word of God to memory is the first step to hiding God’s Word in our hearts. When you hide God’s Word in your heart, you can easily retrieve it when you need it.
However, memorizing scriptures does more than just make the Word available for your mental retrieval when needed. The Word in your mind becomes a reservoir, that the Spirit of God will use to mold and build up your spirit man, as you ponder and meditate on what is in your mind.
Make a conscious effort to begin memorizing scriptures. It’s easier to memorize scripture in your favorite Bible translation. Some people easily memorize the associated chapters and their verses, while others struggle with adding this information. Whatever case, the essence is that you commit the Word to your mind. The Lord instructs ”forget not my law, but let thine heart keep my commandments”.
What does the scripture command us to do, rather than forget God’s Word? Declare that the “Spirit is helping me commit scripture to memory, and to remember all that He has given to me in the Word”.
APPLY THE WORD
I want you to put this devotional to work now. Memorize our key verse above. Ensure you can recite it without looking at the text before you move forward. Learn to consciously commit scriptures to your mind from today.
Ask the Spirit to quicken your memory, and help you remember the Word.
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