I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
How do you feel when someone tells you to memorize a scripture? Is your first thought that you can't do that? That is mine. And almost every Bible study I have ever done encourages me to memorize scripture. So why do I panic? Maybe I am looking at it as a test and if I don't get it right I am in trouble. This seems a little funny to me right now since I am doing a study on God's grace. I have nine verses to memorize. There is one each week. I am asking the sweet ladies in my class to do this too. I haven't asked them, but from the look on their faces I think they may be feeling the same way as me. Another funny thing is that as I sit here writing there are many verses that are coming to my mind that I know from memory. I don't feel any pressure sitting here alone. I am asking the Lord to let me remember why I am memorizing.
I am doing it so I will know Him and
I will know how to live.
Last week's verse was:
For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth
were realized through Jesus Christ. John 1:17
This week's verse is:
Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom
also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this
grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the
glory of God. Romans 5:1-2