Read: Psalm 119:10-16.
My child had 20 pairs of socks and none of them can be found. It’s evident we had a sock hiding monster in the house. In desperation, a new pack of socks was purchased, but the question remained, where were the other socks?
My child admitted the socks could be under the bed. Hmm. Maybe my child turned into a sock hiding monster. Time to check under the bed!
The Psalmist in the passage above is also like a sock hiding monster, although instead of socks, the Psalmist hides God’s Word in their heart. They delight in God’s decrees and statutes and meditate on His precepts.
The Psalmist takes what they read and meditates on it. They deeply focus on one passage or verse over time until they know the words inside and out. Not just straight memorization but understanding the meaning and how to apply those words to their own life.
One way to hide God’s word in your heart is to collect special verses in a notebook for the purpose of meditating on them.
Do you have a special notebook to write verses? Do you stash away verses in your heart?
Eventually we found all the socks stashed throughout the room and were thankful they hadn’t mutated into random Tupperware pieces!
As I fix my eyes on your ways and hide your Word in my heart, open my eyes, so that I may see wondrous things in your Word.
Five verses to get you started:
- Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21
- Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
- Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
- For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. 1 Timothy 4:4-5
- For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7