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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

As I’ve pointed out in recent visits, memorizing God’s word is very important. We’ve seen that a good place to start memorizing is finding key verses that capture the truth of a portion. When you’ve done that try memorizing the paragraph in which the verse is found. Finally, consider memorizing the chapter or whole book.

At first this challenge might seem overwhelming. But remember, Christ promised in John 14:26 that the Holy Spirit would not only teach us all things but would remind us of everything Christ taught. He is there to help us memorize and remember. 
 
Reading Mark 12: 28-34 you would probably choose verses 30-31 as the verses to memorize. This is the greatest commandment along with the second most important. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. And love your neighbor as yourself.” 
 
Since these are the greatest commandments it would be good to be sure you understand and remember the context. You see, it’s important not just to try and do what these commandments demand. That would bring you close to the kingdom of God.   What you need to do is trust in the one true God. He loves us first. He loves us in spite of our deficiencies. 
 
When we accept His loving grace as found in His Son, Jesus Christ, we experience His love and can then by faith express that love back to Him and to those around us. Let me encourage you to memorize, not only these two verses, but this whole section, verses 28-34.
 

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