Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Don’t Just Learn from the Bible; Remember It!
In review of Proverbs 4:20-22 it says, ”Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body” (NLT).
Today’s passage is from Proverbs 4:20-22, where It tells me to listen carefully to what I'm being taught. I’m to keep it in mind and let it penetrate deep within me, for it will bring true life.
The Bible says this about wisdom in Proverbs 22:17-18: “Listen, and I will teach you what the wise have said. Study their teachings, and you will be glad if you remember them and can quote them” (GNT). They are four key verbs presented here: listen, study, remember, and quote. Those are marks of wisdom.
I can’t just learn something and become wiser; I’ve got to remember it. And I can’t just remember it; I’ve got to reinforce it. Because if I don’t remember and reinforce it, I’ll end up needing to learn the same lesson over and over.
I need to retain it, in order to remember it, so that I can review it, and apply it as needed.
I often think, “I can’t remember anything!” But in reality, I can, as I will always remember what’s important to me. When the truth becomes important, I should work to remember and reinforce it. Then allow it to change my life.
In summary I need to learn from the Bible and remember It to make it applicable. This means I need to not only listen, but study, remember and be able to quote it.
Father this morning I asked you for your continued wisdom and guidance as I work through the details of activities I need to accomplish and lead others to accomplish. There are some personnel issues that I also need to work through and resolve. I ask for your energy and understanding to help me work with those involved to come up with appropriate actions.
Listen and remember, let it penetrate deep for it brings life and healing.
What this means to me:
Listen carefully to what I'm being taught. Keep it in mind, let it penetrate deep within me, for they will bring a true and meaningful health.
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