Friday, January 16, 2009

Who are you listening to?

"You'll always sink...always...if you only listen to the voices of the circumstances around you."
John Piper

The above comes in an amazing sermon on the value of memorizing Scripture. The message is found >>here<<. Go there & click "listen" & listen to the 1st part. He quotes several passages of Scripture, stringing them into a wonderful 15 minute sermon in & of itself.

And thus came my latest challenge to take back up Scripture memory. I've been working on Eph 2:10 & 1 Samuel 3:10. I also want to memorize some passages.

Doing this creates a huge temptation for pride, which seems to be one of my uglier besetting sins. Join me in prayer about this, won't you? For motivation, discipline, & humility.

And join me in Scripture memory. There are few guarantees, but here's one: you will NOT regret this particular activity. Rock-solid guarantee.

You have multiplied, O Lord my God,
your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you!
I will proclaim and tell of them,
yet they are more than can be told.

Psalm 40:5 (ESV)
(Piper & his wife have claimed this one as their marriage verse this year. Good one for that purpose!)

Yours for knowing & showing the Word,

1 comment:

Leslie said...

i don't think i can say enough about what meditating on/memorizing scripture has meant in my walk with the Lord. it's amazing how God's word just becomes a part of you!!