Hoard the Word

Proverbs 3:1: “My child, never forget the things I have taught you. Store my commands in your heart.”

Confession time, I am a hoarder! Thankfully, I married a minimalist so that I won’t end up on one of those hoarder TV shows anytime soon. My hoarding tendencies show up in the strangest of places: books, office supplies (all of them!), keys to locks and places I don’t have anymore, and papers. I need a good shredder! The Bible encourages us to hoard, but not any earthly “treasures.” We are to store up the words of God in our hearts. This doesn’t mean our literal heart, but the heart of who we are. Our core identity is to be made up of God’s Word. Interestingly, we are also told that our core identity is found in Christ. It is no coincidence the Bible describes Jesus Christ as the divine Logos, the divine Word. When we obey this command, our heart, mind, will, emotions, and actions all start to reflect the Word of God. This means that if we used to be angry and hot-tempered, now we are patient and kind; if we used to have no self-control, the Spirit gives us self-discipline, and if the world easily manipulated us, we have the wisdom and strength to live for God. Resolve this year to store up more of God’s commands in your heart by reading, meditating on, and memorizing God’s Word.

#MinuteWithMaxon #MWM #MemorizeScripture 

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