Memorising Scripture

October 20th, 2006

When I first became a Christian back in 1989 I was given a discipleship workbook by a friend. This was to teach me the basics of the Christian faith.

One of the first lessons I learnt was to memorise Bible verses to help me in my everyday life. The first two verses I learnt have stuck in my mind until this day. They were Psalms 119:11 and Proverbs 3:5-6.

These are “I keep Your Word in my heart, so I won’t sin against You” (Psalm 119:11) and “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Reading God’s Word (the Bible) and keeping it in my heart has helped me to learn more about God. It has also helped me to make sure I am doing my best to live the right way. The verses from Proverbs chapter 3 have helped me to look to God in all I do and especially to look to Him when making decisions.

These two verses have helped me many times over the years. I am so glad my friend gave the that workbook many years ago. It really has made a difference!