Welcome to Day 25 of the 40day180!
Today will be a little different. Below is an assignment pertaining to memorizing the scripture. Please answer and complete each question prior to proceeding forward to the next question. Thanks, and have a great day!
- Think of your favorite hobby or what you spend a lot of your time doing. Now name as many details about what you picked above in 1 minute. (If sports, name sports teams; if shopping, name stores; cars, name as many car brands; Facebook/Instagram, name as many friends; movies, name as many movies)
- How many did you get? Think about your results. How many sports teams, movies, stores, etc. did you know?
- Now compare this to how many scriptures you know? How many things do you know in relation to Gods Word. If we know more details about movies and music we should evaluate our lives. What we invest our time in, is what we treasure the most and is what is in our heart the most (Matthew 6:21-23).
The motive of this evaluation is not to condemn anyone if they only know a couple of scriptures, but to help us see what we treasure in our hearts. The motive is to encourage us all to choose to memorize the Word of God and see the impact it has on our lives. This is the key to getting the Word of God to come out of our mouths (Matthew 15:18). This will not only impact our lives, but also our friends around us as we live and speak the Word of God. The Word is what sets us free (John 8:31-32). Make it a goal to memorize the Word even after the 40day180! Do 1 scripture a week or at least 1 per month. It will change your life in a tremendous way! Now we will cover what happens when we speak the Word of God and the power of our words.
1A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. 3 The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. 4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. 5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin. 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright. 8 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. 9 The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness. 10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die. 11 Death and Destruction lie open before the Lord— how much more do human hearts! 12 Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise. 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. 16 Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil. 17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred. 18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. 20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. 21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course. 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. 23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! 24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead. 25 The Lord tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place. 26 The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight. 27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live. 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. 29 The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. 30 Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. 31 Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise. 32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding. 33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor.
Joshua 1:8 – This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Psalm 119:9-11 – 9 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. 10 With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! 11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.
This week’s challenge is to eliminate something in your life to give yourself time to meditate and memorize the scriptures this week and any other scriptures you may be memorizing. It may be turning the tv or video games off early to make more time for God.
- (Week 1) I choose to seek God first everyday by getting into His Word.
- (Week 2) I choose to seek God first everyday by getting into His Word. I choose to walk in the plan God has for me by choosing to live the Word of God in every area of my life.
- (Week 3) I choose to seek God first everyday by getting into His Word. I choose to walk in the plan God has for me by choosing to live the Word of God in every area of my life. I thank You Father that as I choose to obey Your Word, You are protecting me, directing my footsteps according to Your Word, and filling me with Your Holy Spirit.
- (Week 4) As I continue to renew my mind with the Word of God, I choose to speak life and not death in every situation.