An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Memory Loss

(Proverbs 3:1 KJV)  My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

It is very easy to “forget” (7911) what we have only heard once.  It is very easy to forget what we don’t want to remember.  One of the best ways to remember is repetition.  Proverbs demonstrates this by repeating teachings over and over.  That won’t help much if we don’t read it.

I have found that I am forgetting and losing skills.  I don’t think it is just because I am getting older.  A few years ago I had enough songs memorized that I could go to the beach to watch the dawn and play for hours.  Of course I took time out to pray and listen, but you get the idea.  Now I am not sure if I can still do more than one or two.  I have not been practicing.  One by one the chord progressions and notes slip away.  I have not been serious enough about it.

So?  How serious are you about the things of God?  I hope that your are concerned enough to spend the time to keep the “law” (teaching NASB) (8451) [torah] and “commandments” (4687) fresh in your mind and “heart” (3820). 

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