Ezekiel, one of my grandsons, has started preschool this fall. They are to learn Psalm 100. The video is at the bottom of the post.
You know this makes us proud. But, it got me thinking of the importance of hiding God’s word in our hearts. I remember my grandmother wanting me to memorize Psalm 1 when I was a child. At the time I thought it was a lot of work, but over the years that Psalm has been a source of encouragement for me.
How many of us take the time to actually learn scripture and hide it in our hearts?
I read a recent article about a POW in Vietnam. His name was Howard Rutledge. He talks about how he was put in solitary confinement. In the darkness he began to remember songs he had sung in his younger days at church. He began to remember the 23rd Psalm. Then, in brief conversations with other inmates, they to would remember pieces of scripture.
The article ends with this quote, “I would pray, hum hymns silently, quote scripture and think about what that verse meant to me..the enemy knew that the best way to break a man’s resistance was to crush his spirit in a lonely cell.” He went on, “Scripture and hymns might be boring to some, but it was the way we conquered our enemy and overcame the power of death around us.” (2017, The Andalusia Star-News)
Psalm 119:11 says, “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Start hiding God’s word in your heart. You will be blessed!