Ringing In My Heart

Remember also thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw night, when thou shalt say, “I have no pleasure in them.”
Ecclesiastes 12.1

That passage has had a ring in my heart for many years. It was placed there long ago by someone who knew not only how important God should be to a young person, but to an older person as well.

If you learn about God early, you hold on to that knowledge. It does not escape you. It stays with you. Some may try to forget, but it lingers just like four times four equals sixteen. The knowledge of God abides in our hearts whether we know or remember how to apply our knowledge of him. Such knowledge is the basis of faith - a faith which should swell within us. Can you say the faith from your knowledge of God is increasing?

Keep God’s wisdom “ready and available” by a commitment to memorize one verse a week. You may find yourself memorizing a few verses per week in the context of the one verse you choose. If we can recite the “Pledge of Allegiance,” or sing the “National Anthem,” we can memorize scripture.

As you memorize each verse, meditate upon its implication, and that one verse can make a difference in your life. Armed with a memory of God’s word keeps your faith alive, provides a defense against Satan’s temptations, paves the way for wise choices, and prepares you to give an answer for those who inquire about your hope (Ephesians 6.16-17; 1 Peter 3.15). 

My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and lay up my commandments with thee; So as to incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thy heart to understand…then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God.
Proverbs 2.1,2,5