Nearly two weeks ago, Pastor Chris challenged us to memorize Psalm 19 at the pace of one verse a day. I have taken that challenge to heart and have enjoyed it immensely. I’m a little shaky towards the end, but I am continuing to work on it daily and let it get in my spirit.
Memorizing scripture is something that I have done regularily in the past, but have not done recently. This was a great reminder of how much I enjoy this method of studying the Bible. It makes you think about how the verse is phrased and how it connects to the verses around it. It also forces you to think about one portion of scripture regularily, which is a way to mold and shape your mind.
I challenge each of you to not only do this homework, but change how you are speaking about it. Don’t say, “I can’t memorize scripture” or “I just have a bad memory”. Really? God can’t help you with that??? Of course He can…and will. He’s a big God who can do all things. Let Him help you to remember His word and let it become a part of you. YOU CAN DO IT! I bleieve in you!
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
3 There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard. [a]
4 Their voice [b] goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is hidden from its heat.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is pure,
The ordinances of the LORD are sure
and altogether righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.
11 By them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can discern his errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then will I be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.