THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Did you know?
If you take a laptop computer for a run you might "jog your memory."
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
To hide something in your heart means to place it in protective custody.
It is placed there for a purpose: that you might not "forget" it.
If you "delight" yourself in something, then you take pleasure in it;
you become overly familiar with it.
Therefore, you are not likely to forget it.
This is why God tells us in Prov 7:1,
"My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee."
If you "lay up," store, hide God's commandments in your heart,
you will have more of a tendency to "keep," or obey them.
This is why the Psalmist tell us "Blessed is the man" (Ps 1:1) whose
"delight is in the law of the LORD;" because
"in His law doth he meditate day and night." (Ps 1:2)
If you "delight," or take pleasure in God's Word, then you will
often "meditate," or become overly familiar with it.
Then, you will have less of a tendency to forget it.
Take pleasure in God's Word.
Hide, or place it in protective custody in your heart (where you make decisions).
Then you will be likely to "jog your memory" more often, and
live by God's Word.