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Memory Verse Monday

When I am afraid I will trust in you.

In God whose words I praise, in God I trust;

I will not be afraid.


Psalm 56:3-4


Memory Verse Monday

I went too big with my last memory verse(s), so am paring it back a little. This week, 1 Samuel 16:7:

The Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.

When God chooses David to be king, because of his ‘interior’, not his ‘exterior’, I am reminded to keep working at making my own heart beautiful by trusting in Jesus and following his way.



Memory Verse Monday

The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.

John 1:9-12 is it for this week. Izaac and I had a go at translating it from the Greek this morning as part of our holiday homework (an oxymoron if ever I’ve heard one). Still, what great news for those who believe in the name of the true light, Jesus!

Memory Verse Monday

Confession. I’ve never really enjoyed memorising scripture. My mind always seems to be too cluttered with nonsense and I can usually come up with a million excuses about why I can’t possibly sit down and ponder a verse or two. Sadly, the excuses are generally pretty lame. But, over the last couple of weeks I have made an effort to commit snippets of scripture to memory, and it’s been great! So, why the change?

  • The Bible says that it brings blessing when we delight in God’s word (Psalm 1), and seeing as though I trust that God knows what is best for us, I’ll do it.
  • The words of the Bible are described as sweeter than honey and more desirable than gold (Psalm 19). I want to spend more time meditating on God’s word, really thinking about it, so that these are the descriptions that leave my mouth.
  • I trust God as my loving, heavenly Father and so want to prioritise hearing and remembering his works, promises and instruction.
  • If I want to convince others that the Bible is worth reading and contains life, shouldn’t I be reading it myself?
  • I need a bit of discipline so that I actually get stuff done. As a result of being disciplined, I am hoping that throughout the day I’m able to call to mind the scripture I have been learning which will make me eager to keep reading it and love it even more!

Here was my first memory verse(s). This week is…

“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” – 1 Corinthians 1:18.

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