Psalm 119:11 I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart so I won’t sin myself bankrupt.
There was a loud rushing noise as coins and wadded up notes of money came out of Kojo’s piggy bank. He counted the money carefully and smiled to himself. He had more than enough money to repair his bicycle without even asking Daddy for help. He took what he needed and pushed his flat tired bicycle to the repair shop at the junction. Bro. Kwesi asked him what happened. Kojo sighed and described how he had ridden over something sharp on his way home from school, but was grateful that he had been saving up all the money people gave him. It meant he could get out of the sticky situation himself. Later that night Daddy told Kojo how proud of him he was and Kojo couldn’t help but grin from ear to ear.
Learning memory verses can be a bit of a chore and we might not see how practical the things we recite after our Sunday School teachers are, right now. These bible verses when memorised take root in our heart and shape our choices and decisions. Joseph knew better than to stay with Potiphar’s wife because he had God’s word in his heart. Likewise Jesus was able to resist the devil even when He was at His weakest because He had God’s word in His heart.
Whenever you’re faced with a decision, you need to ask yourself what God wants you to do. You’ll only know the answer if you know what God says in His word. The easiest way to do that is through memorising Bible verses. We know this is something God wants us to do because in Deuteronomy 11:18 it says
“Place these words on your hearts. Get them deep inside you. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder.”
Do you know what God expects of you in a given situation? Do you want to know?
Think About This
Read these and see how important to God this is;
Sometimes I find it difficult to memorise bible verses, but I have learnt how important it is, so please help me store Your word in my heart. Help me understand it so I can use it in tough times. In Jesus name I pray. Amen