NOVEMBER 25, Joshua 1:8
“I can’t get my new locker open.” Ann frowned at the notebook in her hand. “Here, take this notebook and read the instructions to me, okay, Tanya?”
“Sure,” agreed Tanya. She read the instructions slowly. “You go right to 3, left two rounds to 8, and right to 4.” “All right!” exclaimed Ann as the door opened. “ Thanks.” “You’d better memorise that combination,” suggested Tanya.
At the breakfast table the next morning, Ann’s brother Joel turned to Mom. “I’m ready to recite my Bible verse for today,” he said cheerfully.
The verse had been assigned the night before, and each family member was expected to learn it. “It’s Colossians 3:16,” continued Joel. “It says, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.’” He grinned at his sister as he repeated the verse. He knew she hated memorising. “Your turn, Ann.”
“I don’t know it yet-I’ll learn it tonight.”Ann glared at her brother,then quickly changed the subject.“We have new combination lockers at school.”
“What’s your combination?” asked Mom.
“I don’t remember, but I put it in my notebook.” Ann reached for a piece of toast. “All I have to do is...” Her mouth dropped open. “All I have to do...” she repeated slowly, “is look in my notebook.” She shoved back her chair and stood up. “And my notebook is in my locker!” she wailed.
“What am I going to do? Oh, why didn’t I memorise it like Tanya said? Hey, maybe she remembers it.” Ann dashed for the phone. A few minutes later she returned smiling. “Tanya knew it. I’ve written it down now, and I’ll memorise it on the way to school.”
“Good,” said Mom. “But right now, how about learning Colossians 3:16? It’s not a good idea to delay memorising important things, right?”
Thought: Do you complain about memorising Bible verses?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, may Thou help me to memorise Thy Word and to obey what it says. This I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.