Do you have Bible verses firmly planted in your mind? What was the last Bible verse you memorized?
I really hope you have an arsenal of memorized Bible verses ready to use every time you need them. There are 31,102 to choose from. Every one of them was breathed by God onto the pages of His Word to be used by us in every situation, circumstance, and aspect of our lives.
Why should we have God’s Word ready in our minds at any moment? David says it very simply in Psalm 119:11 — “I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You.” Yes, David sinned (see 2nd Samuel 11 through the end of his life) but if he hadn’t known God’s word, and hidden it in his mind (heart), he wouldn’t have known it was a sin to do some of the things he did. He also knew he had to ask God’s forgiveness.
These simple words, written and prayed by David, and passed on to us show perfect repentance. David penned them when he was made aware of his sin.
Which of the 31,102 verses will you choose to keep in your mind?
Abba, Father, help us know and use Your word in every activity and event in our lives. Show us what You want to have firmly planted in our memories.