A week ago I stumbled upon a blog post talking about the importance of memorizing large sections of the Bible, not just a single verse, but the surrounding verses as well so that you would have a better understanding of the context. Now, I’m not particularly good at memorizing things, (I’m a mother, and many of my brain cells seemed to have been given to my children. At least, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.) but I decided to give it a try.
The post recommended a person begin with Psalm 100, because it shows Thanksgiving and Joy. It really is an amazing chapter to memorize.
So far, I’ve managed to memorize the entire thing EXCEPT the final verse. “For the LORD is good and His love endures forever, His faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100:5 The first four verses locked themselves in my heart and mind rather easily, but not verse five. I’ve been working on verse five for the past three days.Those sixteen words keep slipping away. Just when I think I’ve got them down, they disappear like the stars behind clouds. I know they’re still there, I just can’t see them.
This got me thinking. These words must be important. I mean, really important. If the LORD has kept them in front of me, niggling at me, I must need to study them more. There is a lesson within those sixteen words that I need to accept and understand. I think once I do they’ll embed themselves into my memory without a problem.
Things have been difficult on an emotional level the past few months, and I think these words are the key to my healing. To acknowledge that no matter what is going on, the LORD is good and His love endures forever.
It’s time to take this to heart.
Is there a verse or section of verses that you’ve found particularly helpful to your life? Have you memorized them? Share them in the comments below. 🙂
May the LORD bless you today and always,