The B-I-B-L-E, Part 6

A Living Bible
October 24, 2021 | By Caleb Baldwin

Let’s face it, reading the Bible comes more easily to some than others. If you struggle to engage the Bible regularly or deeply, there is one thing you can do to stack the deck in your favor. Immerse yourself in a community that is immersed in the scriptures.


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1 Corinthians 8:2-3
Those who think they have knowledge do not yet know as they ought to know. But whoever loves truly knows.

Romans 12:1-2
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Committing Scripture to Memory
1. Start with a single verse.

For those who worry, memorize:

Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

For those who are angry, memorize:

Proverbs 14:29
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

Want to enlarge your view of God, memorize:

Psalm 86:15
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

Committing Scripture to Memory
2. Memorize a section of Scripture, like the Sermon on the Mount.

Committing Scripture to Memory
3. Memorize a whole book of the Bible, like Philippians or Colossians.

Committing Scripture to Memory
4. Put it into practice.

2 Kings 22:11
When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes.

2 Kings 23:1-3
Then the king called together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. He went up to the temple of the Lord with the people of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests and the prophets—all the people from the least to the greatest. He read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant, which had been found in the temple of the Lord. The king stood by the pillar and renewed the covenant in the presence of the Lord—to follow the Lord and keep his commands, statutes and decrees with all his heart and all his soul, thus confirming the words of the covenant written in this book. Then all the people pledged themselves to the covenant.