God’s Word In Your Heart

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!
You shall love the LORD your God
with all your heart
with all your soul
and with all your strength.
And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children,
and shall talk of them,
when you sit in your house,
when you walk by the way,
when you lie down,
and when you rise up.
You shall bind them as a sign on your hand,
and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

LORD Jesus, we praise You for You are the Almighty God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth and everything in it. You are above all, for by You all things were created; they were created through You and for You. Forgive us, O LORD we pray, whenever we forget that we were created—not for ourselves—but for You and for Your glory. Guide us, O God, to seek and think of You. Help us to love You with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our strength. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.

Today’s verses are part of my “Bible Verses Memory” book. They have become so dear to me during a time when we had no local church to go to, and we were a part of an online church community. By the way, that was many years before 2020, before anyone would have ever thought of congregations having to meet online instead of in their church building.

I have heard Deuteronomy 6:4-9 quoted to us over and over and over again. Each Sunday, right after the last worship song, our Pastor’s wife read them to us. Sometimes her voice came across quite firm, while at other times she quoted the verses in a trembling voice. I still remember one of the Sundays when she sounded like she would start to cry any minute. It was almost as if I could hear her heart pleading with us: “Listen! Listen to what God is telling you, and put His Word in your heart.”

Daily Bible reading and/or memorizing the Word of God are powerful weapons to make His words sink into your heart.

Would you like more information on Bible reading plans and tips on how to memorize portions of Scripture? Then, please go to the following page and read: The Bible.

Hear the LORD your God and put His Word in your heart today.

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God’s Word in 2023

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.

He was in the beginning with God.

All things were made through Him,
and without Him nothing was made that was made.

In Him was life,
and the life was the light of men.

And the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness did not comprehend it.

John 1:1-5

LORD Jesus we praise You for You are the Word of God the Father sent to the earth to save us from our sins. Forgive us, O God we pray, whenever we doubt Your Word or whenever we do not do what You are telling us to do. Open our eyes to see, give us ears to hear, and prepare our heart to let Your words sink in. By Your Spirit, enable us to remember Your Word for comfort, encouragement, and so that we can quote it and therefore resist the devil in times of trouble. In Jesus’ powerful name we pray. Amen.

True, the Word was in the beginning and God used His Word to speak the world into existence, but is the Word of God still relevant for today? It sure is!

God speaks to us

In the Book of Hebrews chapter 1 verse 2, we find out that God has (sent His Word and) spoken to us by His Son (Jesus).

God’s Word lives and is powerful

Hebrews chapter 4 verse twelve tells us that

… the Word of God is living and powerful,
and sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing even to the division of soul and spirit,
and of joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

God’s profitable Word equips us

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof,
for correction,
for instruction in righteousness,

that the man of God may be complete,

thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timonthy 3:16-17

Make it a habit in 2023 to read your Bible on a regular basis.

You are under time pressure in the morning? Then set aside another time of your day to read God’s Word. Maybe you are just not a morning person, but you are able to concentrate well during evenings? And if you keep finding yourself being distracted by some other thing/s then perhaps a rescheduling will do the trick? Move either the distractions or your Bible reading time to another dedicated time of your day.

Read the Word of the LORD your God today.

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