March 7, 2014
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. —Psalm 119:11 kjv In Deuteronomy the Lord instructed the Israelites regarding how they were to respond to God’s counsel: “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart; you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates” (Deuteronomy 6:6–9). If I condensed those verses down for someone, I would suggest that person place God’s Word like memos, first inside, then outside of herself. Memorize it. Study it. Sing it. Rehearse it. Teach it. It will do her well, and it will secure her people. (You got people? I got people, people I want to know his Word.) Psalm 119 is a good starting place for Post-Its. Select your favorite verses and write them in your journal, pen them in calligraphy and frame them for your walls, tape them to your mirror, magnetize them to your fridge, and most importantly walk in the light they will add to your path. From A Grand New Day. Copyright © 2008 by Thomas Nelson, Inc (Thomas Nelson, Inc.) Used by permission.