I love His Word. It’s something I’m passionate about.
His Word is truth. It brings life and light.
Hope where there is none.
Faith and strength.
It drives out the darkness and brings things to light.
It makes things pure.
At His Word angels sing and demons shutter,
blind men see and the mute speak.
At His Word mountains shake.
What was nothing becomes something,
what was dead comes back to life.
In His Word we find our heritage.
We find our hope and our destiny.
In His Word we find who we were created to be.
We find our reason for living.
We find strength and joy and peace.
In His Word we find the beauty of the One who gave us life.
We find the sacrifices He made for us.
In His Word we find an amazing love that never dies,
death only makes it stronger.
In His Word we find power to set the captives free
and break the chains of lies that have held us all.
In His Word we find examples of how to live.
We find a freedom that no government or prison can take away.
His Word is more beautiful than any jewel
more valuable than any treasure.
His Word has authority and power.
His Word is life.
I know that by reading the Word of God I can know my Lord even more. I learn about His character, His love, His will for my life. He speaks through His Word. So I will not only read His Word but study it, memorize it and keep it in my heart.
I want my children to also know the Lord, hear His voice and discover all the wonderful treasures found in His Word. So each week I have a memory verse for my kids. It will usually have something to do with what we are studying in Bible class. On Monday we read the verse together and talk about what it means. I want to know they have a clear understanding of the verse. I want it to be more than just words to them. Actually, them getting the meaning is the most important thing to me. Come Friday I don’t care if they stumble over the exact wording or forget where it’s found. (I hope they have an idea where it’s found because that shows they have an idea of what the verse is about.) The point is not to be legalistic but to get the Word of God in their hearts so it can grow, take root and at just the right time in their life I believe the Holy Spirit will be faithful to reveal to them verses they learned as a child to help them with situations they face as an adult. I know it’s worked this way for me many times.
I would like to challenge us all in this new year to take time to memorize verses. Pray about it and the Lord will have certain verses stand out to you. Take time to memorize those. It’s worth the time you take to do it.
Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against you. Psalm 119:11
Your teachings are worth more to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver. Psalm 119:72