Day 2: Using Your Bible For Christian Growth
Today's Bible verses are Psalms 119:11, 15-16 and 40:8
Your daily Quiet Time should always focus on the Bible.
Turn to the contents in the front of your Bible -- this will help you find the books you are looking for.
Find Psalm 119, verse 11.
Psalm 119:11 (NLT)
11 I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Where did the writer keep the Word of God. In ____________
It is good to memorize Scripture. Another way to say the same thing is "I know it by heart." The writer used the word heart to explain where he keeps God's Word. The last part of the verse tells the reason to keep God's Word in our hearts. What is that reason? _________________________________________________
Memorizing God's Word can help you avoid sinning against God.
Find Psalm 40:8 and read it.
Psalm 40:8 (NLT)
8 I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.”
Where can you keep verses for emergencies if you don't have a Bible with you?
Go back to Psalm 119 and read verses 15-16.
Psalm 119:15-16 (NLT)
15 I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways.
16 I will delight in your decrees and not forget your word.
What feelings will you have as you learn to memorize Bible verses?
Memorization can be fun. Don't tell yourself you can't do it. Why look at the things you already know by heart -- telephone numbers, zip codes, people's names, streets, house addresses, book titles, important dates, etc.
No other word of advice will have as much value as Scripture verses. Memorize Scripture on a regular basis -- two verses each week. This week's verses to memorize are Psalm 119:11 and Psalm 40:8.
When you memorizing Bible verses, it will help you resist sin. It helps you tell other people about Jesus. It is used in explaining things you believe.
Write down the verses. Carry them with you. Practice repeating the verses.