Monday, August 25, 2014
After a long busy summer, I'm going to try to get back at the business of regularly sharing thoughts and biblical teaching that I have learned along the way. A couple of us are going to try to memorize Colossians over the next eleven months and every long trek has to begin with a few steps and so we begin with the first two verses:
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Scripture memorization is an important discipline because it allows us to hold the Word of God in our minds and hearts and meditate on it frequently. It continues to work even in our subconscious once we have it stored away. God promises spiritual success if we meditate on his word. Joshua 1:8 says,
"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success."