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A Transformed Heart

“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life." (Proverbs 4:23) The condition of your heart will influence every decision you make in life. Whether you're deciding who to marry, what career to pursue, or where to spend your Friday nights, a dirty heart will ...
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Checking the Price Tag

"For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it?" (Luke 14:28) I'm often accused of being overly analytical. Whether you share this quality with me to the same extent or not, chances are you've learned to count the ...
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Overcoming Complacency

"Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction." (Psalm 119:92) Knowing the impact it has had on my own life, Scripture memorization is something I'm always eager to recommend. Due in part to my recently-expanded role in the ministry of SMF, I often find myself ...
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Hide it in Your Heart

"Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You." (Psalm 119:11) As someone who is passionate about memorizing Scripture, this is one verse I tend to quote especially often. Not only does it beautifully reflect David's own love for the Word of God, but it sets an example ...
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A Beginner's Guide to Memorizing Scripture

"And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown." (1 Corinthians 9:25) One of the most common obstacles in the way of potential memorizers seems to be a general uncertainty of where to begin. Aside ...
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A Word Spoken in Due Season

"A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!" (Proverbs 15:23) Chances are, at some point in each of our lives, we've been on the receiving end of "a word spoken in due season." Whether you were encouraged by the faithfulness of a friend who had ...
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Faith Made Possible

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6) Faith is unarguably one of the most crucial aspects of one’s walk with God. As we see in today’s Scripture, ...
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The Treaure of a Pure Conscience

"For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God." (1 John 3:20-21) The longer I live for God, the more aware I become of the value of having a pure conscience before my heavenly Father. ...
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The Benefits of Topical Memorization

"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear." (1 Peter 3:15) Knowing that "all Scripture is given by inspiration of God" (2 Tim. 3:16), I'm always excited to meet fellow ...
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A New Year's Revolution

"For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come." (1 Timothy 4:8) Although I'm generally not the type of person who makes official New Year's resolutions, it's natural to view January 1 as the ...
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