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I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:11)

When I was in the fifth grade, I will never forget going to Vacation Bible School (VBS). The teacher asked us to do an amazing thing for fifth-graders. She said, “I want to tell you a story about some prisoners of war in World War II. They were trying to put the Bible together to read to each other.” In the Japanese prison camp where they were being held, they had no Bibles. Collectively, they started writing down Bible verses that they had memorized as children. Slowly, they began to piece together some Bible pages. 

Our VBS teacher said, “I want you to do the very same thing. I want you to put together a Bible, as much as you can remember.” This was our task for the week. Each one of us wrote a verse that we remembered. We began to piece together the only Bible we had. 

I don’t know how much Bible you have in your heart, but if you want to keep your fire of faith alive, you need more than you have right now. If you lean upon the Word of God, it will keep you from leaning on people. If you lean upon the Word of God, it will keep you from leaning on your circumstances. When you lean upon the Word of God, you will find yourself leaning upon the Lord and no one else.

Let me ask you a question. How much of the Word of God do you know? If there was a time when you were separated from your Bible and you didn’t have access to the Internet, could you write down verses which God has placed in your heart? Do you have that catalog of the Word of God in your heart and in your mind? With that catalog and the Holy Spirit, you can recall the words when you need them. If you want to keep the fire alive in your heart, you need to get back into the Word.

3 Comments

  1. Kelly on April 26, 2021 at 4:26 am

    I must download the Bible for easy access to reading

  2. James W Howell on April 26, 2021 at 7:33 am

    I know that I need to look more to the Word . the pandemic has shown the need for trying harder to be seeking God every moment of the day..God

  3. Susan Griffin on April 26, 2021 at 8:41 am

    I needed to hear this today. I grew up in a “GA” program in a Southern Baptist church. We memorized and memorized passages of Scripture . I was in that program for 7 years. I’ve never forgotten.
    2Timothy 2:15. Study to show thyself approved, a workman that needed not be ashamed; rightly diving the Word of Truth.

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