That I Might Not Sin Against You

That is the hope and reality for those believers who “store up” God’s Word in their hearts.  Scripture memorization frightens most people.  I do think, however, that most fear the issue of time consumption – although, if you were going to consume time you might as well do it with some discipline that would balance it, that is, redeem the time!  Scripture memorization is that sort of discipline.  

Today I asked myself, “I wonder how many verses or how much of the Bible could one person memorize if they memorized one verse every day?”  Setting aside God’s providence, as if I can do that, an mathematical query is interesting.  If God allowed the believer to joyfully sojourn on this earth for 50 years post-conversion, and that believer memorized one – one! – verse per day, that would be 365 verses per year times 50 years, equalling 18,250 verses!  Friends, the entire New Testament is less than 8,000 verses long!  Thus, even if one who had been born again for 25 years, memorizing one verse every day, could store up the entire New Testament within their hearts!  In ten years, at one verse per day (3,650 verses total), you could memorize nearly all of Genesis, Isaiah and the Gospel of John, or all 150 Psalms, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews and half of Romans!

One verse per day anybody?


2 Responses

  1. What a timely word indeed, dear brother. Oh, that the Lord would work in us to love and cherish and hide in our hearts his sweet and precious Word. Thanks for writing this post! And keep fighting the good fight.

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