My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.
I stood in the gym one morning before the sun had fully made its appearance. My brain was muddled and I was physically exhausted. While one of my work out friends and I walked out of the fitness center, she turned to me with a genuine question about the authenticity of scripture. My mind went blank. I knew that if I had my tools in front of me (my commentary, concordance, or even a study Bible) I would be able to answer her question with confidence. Instead, some off the wall answer spilled from my mouth. It wasn’t wrong, but it also wasn’t as compelling as Scripture is. In this moment, I wanted so badly to have had the scripture memorized. I longed to know His word in the face of resistance. Beloved, He has written His thoughts and knowledge out for us and given us ample access to them. So let’s take advantage of that! Let’s put His word in our heart. Let’s know more about our Jesus than our Thursday night TV show. Let’s understand His character and love because we already know the words by which He shows them.
Lord, I praise you for your word, and I am so sorry that I take it for granted. God, give me a mind that soaks in everything about you. You are so good, and I want to have the fullest grasp of that goodness that I possibly can.
52 Week Reading Plan: Proverbs 4