1999-07-19 - I Remember How To Sue
Psalm 119:11 Thy Word have I treasured in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee.
A woman in Denver, who say she lost her memory on the Mind Eraser roller coaster, is suing the amusement park where the ride is offered. I confess, that sometimes I wonder if I am losing my memory also. I'm not sure who I could sue about it however, so I'm thinking about a visit to Denver.
Over the years I have heard a lot of excuses why folks don't practice Scripture memory. In general, excuses are lame. This is especially true when it comes to the pathetic reasons people give for their refusal to hide God's Word in their hearts.
"Scripture memory is hard." To which I say, not much in this life that is worth doing is easy. "I just don't have time to memorize Scripture." OK, lets do inventory and look at all the things you DO have time for, and then lets talk about priorities. "I have better things to do." Really, you have better things to do than memorize Scripture. Lets do that priority talk again. "I'm already studying a lot of things, my brain is tapped out." Well, again, priorities, its great that you study, but how about the study of things that have eternal realities?
No one said Scripture memory was easy, but no one who does it would call it difficult. They would call it a blessing.
A couple years ago I presented six suggestions for Bible study. I have listed them again below. One of them is to meditate on the Word of God, or memorize. It is my belief that we would have a stronger, more vibrant, effective faith if we worked hard at Scripture memory. May the Lord raise up those who know His Word and apply it to their lives.
Six practical suggestions for Bible study:
Soli Deo Gloria,