Daily Devotion Thursday, February 27

Thursday, February 27, 2014 – Psalm 143; Proverbs 7:1-27; 1 John 5:13-21 and John 11:55-12:8

Proverbs 7:1-27 – 1My child, keep my words and store up my commandments with you; 2keep my commandments and live, keep my teachings as the apple of your eye; 3bind them on your fingers, write them on the tablet of your heart.

Today we have our laptops, our smart phones and our tablets. I do my morning devotion upon my laptop sitting in our living room. When the weather warms up, if it ever does. It will. I’ll be doing it on porch overlooking Lake Taneycomo. On each of these devices we can have God’s word. We can access God’s word simply by finding the right app, right website and tapping on it.

As convenient as this is, what’s important is that we write God’s word upon the tablet of our heart, our soul. This is where God is going to be looking for it. Not in our pockets or our tablets or our phones, but upon our heart and soul.

It used to be that we’d memorize many different passages so we could recall them when needed. Now we pull up the app. My fear is that the art of memorization of scripture, the art of memorization will be lost for we count on being able to look it up.

I find myself today asking what ten passages from scripture do I have memorized and what are ten others that would be good for me to memorize?

Psalm 143- 5   I remember the days of old,
I think about all your deeds,
I meditate on the works of your hands. …..

8   Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning,
for in you I put my trust.
Teach me the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul. …

10  Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God.
Let your good spirit lead me
on a level path.

O Lord, may Your word not only be upon my lap but may it reside in my heart and soul. May I write it within me, so You can guide me in Your ways. Amen.

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