“LORD, your word is forever; it is firmly fixed in heaven. Your faithfulness is for all generations; you established the earth, and it stands firm.” Psalms 119:89-90 CSB
“How sweet your word is to my taste – sweeter than honey in my mouth.” Psalms 119:103 CSB
Our Bibles we use today have been put together over time from different writings. Some of the oldest books of the Bible (like Genesis in the Old Testament) are thought to have been written on scrolls (rolled paper) over 3,000 years ago! That is not when they happened, just when the stories were written down. The goal was to preserve not only the history of God’s people but to share God’s words. Our verses today tell us that God’s Word is forever.
Our second verse tells us that God’s words are sweeter than honey in our mouths. Wow, I love honey, do you? I love to read God’s words, but I can’t always remember where to find a verse I love. Or when I want to share a favorite verse with a friend, I can’t remember where to find it. So, I have a challenge for me and for you.
This week I want you to pick 3 verses that you really like from the Bible that you use. Your mom and dad can help you pick them and find them. Maybe they will learn them with you. But here comes the little bit harder part, not only do I want you to memorize the verse, but I want you to know where to find it.
If you look at the bold verses from the Bible above, after the quoted verse, I also have the book of the Bible (Psalms), the chapter number (119), and the verse number (89-90 and 103). So, when you memorize your verse, I also want you to know the book, chapter, and verse where that verse is found. That way when you share it, others can find it, too, in their Bibles.
Find your favorite verses of God’s Word and memorize them and where they are in the Bible. As you read and memorize God’s sweet words, know that they stand forever. And they will now stand forever in your mind and your heart so that you can share them with others.
Blessings and the sweetness of God’s Holy Word!
Here is my first verse that I want to learn this week. I made myself a flash card (can you tell I used to be a teacher?). I wrote the verse on one side; it helps me remember it when I write it out. And on the other side the book, chaper and verse. Now I can look at either side and try to remember the other side.
Have fun learning God’s Word!