Get it into your head!

17 Sep

I love talking to older saints who have grown up with good Christian teaching.  There are many reasons why I love that but one of the main reasons is that they really know God’s word.  When I say ‘know’ I don’t mean they just know the ideas, the really ‘know’ the Scriptures so that they can bring God’s word to bear on any topic or conversation.  In past generations Christians worked hard at memorising Scripture, but this habit has been lost for many of the generations that followed.

We teach our children memory verses, but do we learn them ourselves?

In fact, I wonder if for many they ever actually applied themselves to memorising verses at all.  Instead, I wonder if that is just a wonderful side effect of regular quiet times – spending time in the Scriptures each day.  Perhaps the reason people of my generation don’t seem to be able to quote the Scriptures is that we have got out of the good Christian habit of daily Bible reading?

So, if you are not in that habit, don’t read on.  Instead, make a commitment to read the Scriptures yourself and get that aspect of the Christian life right.  However, for the rest of us, here are some memory verses for this week.  Why not encourage each other by sharing them with one another over morning tea or supper next Sunday?

Phil Colgan

Romans 6:23   For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

Psalm 51:17    The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;

                        a broken and contrite heart,

                        O God, you will not despise.

 

1Tim. 1:15       Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.

 

1 John 2:1-2      My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defence—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.  2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

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