24 Jan Psalm 139:14; Proverbs 4:4; Proverbs 22:17-18

I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well

Proverbs 4:4
Then he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live;

Proverbs 22:17-18
17 Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;
18 For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips.

Psalm 139 says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. We can absorb an enormous amount of information. Yet, sad to say, most of us are mentally lazy. What is the solution? We are going to look at a few Proverbs and see what we can learn. There is not an easy cure-all but, memorizing Scripture is a great start. Proverbs 4:4 says we should “lay hold” of God’s words. A firm grip of confidence in God will uphold you, things will make sense, and we can begin to come to terms with life. It is powerful to have God’s word ready to apply to whatever situation may come. As a way of help for you to memorize more of God’s words, remember these helps. 1. It is better to learn a few verses perfectly than many poorly. Learn the reference too. 2. Review often. The more you quote it, the more likely you are to remember. 3. Use what you’ve learned. It doesn’t do a lot of good to memorize Scripture on temptation; only to fall victim time and time again. We stumble and fall when we are not reading, studying, and living by the word of God.