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Getting a Grip of God's Word
by Mike Keating on Wednesday, 19th of March 2014

Getting a Grip of God's Word

 

The importance and value of memorizing Scripture. A "Hand Illustration" shows how to use the five fingers to "get a grip on the Bible."

 

This is the version that I have used: Label the fingers, starting with the little finger, with the following words: "Hear", "Read", "Study", "Memorize", and "Meditate" and then unfold them in the same order, trying each time to grab hold of the Bible. With each finger associate a verse (there are other possiblities than those below). Only when the final finger (the thumb) is unfolded can you get a proper hold on the Bible (RGH)

 

HEAR: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17 NKJV)

 

READ: “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.” (Revelation 1:3 NKJV)

 

STUDY: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15 AV)

 

MEMORIZE: “Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart {that’s memorize} and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.” (Deuteronomy 11:18 NKJV)

 

MEDITATE: “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.” (Joshua 1:8 NKJV)

 

The Bible will lead us away from sin or sin will lead us away from the Bible

 

Warm regards.

 

Ps Mike