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The Mind of Christ

“And when He had removed him, He raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.” (Acts 13:22) A good friend of mine once told me that to be lonely is to be ...
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Short-Term Vs. Long-Term Memory

"I will delight myself in Thy statutes: I will not forget Thy word." (Psalm 119:16) If you're anything like me, Scripture memorization is not something that comes easily on most days. Aside from simply making time to spend in God's Word amidst my otherwise busy schedule, the process of learning a ...
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Staying Organized

“ Let all things be done decently and in order.” (1 Corinthians 14:40) One piece of advice I find myself giving especially often is to approach Scripture memorization intentionally and systematically. Of course the word "memorization" itself can seem somewhat intimidating at times, and talking ...
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Many Wonderful Works

"Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto Thee." (Ps. 143:8) Perhaps the most significant role of the Word of God is that it inerrantly reveals to us the nature of its Author. Although Creation points to a Creator (Ps. 19:1) and our conscience bears witness that " ...
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Knowledge Precedes Obedience

"Teach me, O Lord, the way of Thy statutes; And I shall keep it unto the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep Thy law; Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.” (Psalm 119:33-34) It goes without saying that obedience to God's Word is impossible for those who are unaware of what it has ...
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The Rock That is Higher Than I

"For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed." (Malachi 3:6) I write these words on a breezy Missouri morning, as I enjoy the view from the peak of Taum Sauk Mountain - the highest point above sea level in my home state. My laptop is at home. My cell phone is turned ...
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Crucified With Christ

"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me." (Galatians 2:20) According to Matthew 5:3, to become rich we must first become "poor in ...
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Lessons from the Life of Job

"There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil." (Job 1:1) Many scholars agree that Job is probably the oldest book of the Bible. It seems appropriate, then, that the oldest portion of Scripture immediately ...
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Avoiding the Net

"Surely in vain the net is spread In the sight of any bird." (Proverbs 1:17) As Christians, we are invited to "behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God" (1 John 3:1). In view of Christ's astounding love, the apostle Paul asked ...
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Auditory Review

"Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth." (Deuteronomy 32:1) Whenever I’m asked about the specific techniques I use when memorizing Scripture, I make it a point to mention that there really is no right or wrong way to approach memorization. What works ...
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