Thursday - October 13, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: Psalm 119:1-16
How many verses can you quote from memory? For the average person, the typical answer is very few. Why is it that we can remember passwords, movie quotes and song lyrics, but can’t remember the life-giving words of the Scriptures?
The psalmist said, “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you” (Psalm 119:11). The greatest benefit of memorizing Scripture is that it will help keep us from sinning. The phrase “stored up” means “to hoard up,” or “to keep in reserve.” It gives the idea that if we were facing an upcoming tragedy, we might “hoard up” as much food and water as we possibly could, so that we will have a “reserve” in case of a shortage. There will never be shortage of God’s word, but there will be tragedies within our lives when we will need comfort, guidance, and strength.
Application: Why not “hoard up” as much of God’s word as we can, and be prepared when the time comes?