• Alice Gray, Steve Stephens, John Van Diese

Put the Bible in your Heart

Put the Bible in Your Heart from the book: Lists to live By

1. Study it with Heart: Approach Scripture with enthusiasm! The psalmist describes the anticipation of learning God's precepts this way: "How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" (Psalm 119:103, NASB)

2. Take It to Heart: I have lived long enough to realize that I desperately need truth in my life. By now, I've gotten just enough intelligence to be dangerous. I've gotten just enough of man's wisdom to know it isn't trustworthy. I need His yes and no. His light to expose my darkness. His precepts to steel my convictions. His Word provides all that.

3. Learn it by Heart: Tradition tells us that the Jewish mothers of the first century taught their children to pray, "Into Your hands I commit my spirit." (Psalm 31:5). During Jesus' last hour on the cross, He repeated that same Scripture, most likely having memorized it as a child at Mary's knee. I don't know of any discipline that will transform thoughts better than memorizing the Word.How urgently we need truth riveted to our hearts.