how much scripture do we know?
Yesterday we were clearing out our roof space and I sifted through a giant box of “treasures” from my growing up years.
There were postcards and letters from old friends, little wooden dolls in national dress, pencil sharpeners of interesting shapes (like apples and frogs), mementos from a trip to Japan, gifts from exchange students and even a wind-up clown singing “We wish you a Merry Christmas”. But the thing that took me by surprise was a collection of little pieces of paper with scripture verses written on them.
In Year 11, I decided to learn a scripture a week. At the beginning of each week I’d write the verse on a small piece of paper and tuck it into my metal pencil case so that I would see it, right on top of my desk, all day at school. A lot of God’s word was seeded in my heart that year.
However, as I looked at these pieces of paper yesterday I could only recall the principles of each verse. I couldn’t accurately quote any of them. I know the seasons of memorising scripture have formed much of who I am, but I think it’s time to revisit a few of those verses.
Isaiah 55:10-11 tells us that as God’s word goes out it always produces fruit, accomplishes all He wants it to and prospers everywhere He sends it. Shouldn’t we be declaring those words out loud as much as we possibly can?
PS. Need somewhere to start? Check out this list http://tolovehonorandvacuum.com/2011/01/50-most-important-bible-verses-to/