The importance of knowing Scripture

Knowing Scripture

So often we will meet lies. They are everywhere. Lies on social media about what a good life is supposed to look like, lies in advertisements about how we need to look a certain way or have a significant other in order to feel and be loved, lies from the enemy of God about who we are and the truth God speaks through the Bible. That is why it is so important to know the truth – to know Scripture. Not only to read it, but to fully know it and have it stored in our hearts and ultimately living it out. We cannot combat lies with a truth we don’t know. As this quote from Christine Caine says so well:

“The truth will set you free, but only the truth that you know.”
Let’s be people who know the truth. The truth that comes from God and God’s word (=the Bible).

Some ways I personally have found really helpful in order to know the word and memorize it are:

Writing it down. Usually I love to write Scripture places I know I will notice it throughout the days. Like these stones in my room:
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Or placing it on my bulletin board:
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After having read this post from Mary Kate Robertson I have been writing Scriptures on my hand as well by writing every initial letter from the words in the sentence on the front of my hand. This way have proven to be super effective for me and I highly encourage you to try it as well! And the best part of it; I notice it so often because my hands are (obviously) with me everywhere I go.
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The verse I have been trying to memorize for this week in from Psalm 16:11 (from the NIV version):

You make known to me the path of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence,
    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Another verse I have loved memorizing recently was Galatians 5:1:

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

I love this Bible verse because it reminds me that it is for freedom Christ has set me free. Not to do good works, to make a difference or be a gift to people around me. That is not why Christ has set me free. It is not in order to do things Christ has set me free, but in order to be free.

 

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5 thoughts on “The importance of knowing Scripture

  1. LOVE this. Knowing scripture and having it in our hearts and mind is so important! I’ve been redoing my bedroom, and I’m planning on devoting a section of the wall with verses so I can meditate on them daily and get to know more.

  2. You have given me two new ideas here – writing the words of a verse on rocks and writing the first letter of each word on my hand. This is brilliant. One thing that has helped me learn verses is to put the words to a common tune and sing them. I love that too.

  3. I cannot agree with you more on the importance of knowing Scripture. God has written the Law onto the tablets of our hearts, and He still tells us to love Him with all our MINDS. (And coincidentally is the exhortation I give women LOL) Just as you pointed out – we’ve got learn it, know it, and apply it.

    Side note: as a former Mormon, Galatians 5:1 is especially endearing to me. Having a real experience with the Living God of the Bible and knowing the historical Jesus has truly freed me from the bonds of slavery, and I will never be placed under a yoke of slavery.

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