Verse 12: Hiding 20 in 2012 Scripture Memory Challenge

When I was a child, I loved playing the memory game concentration.  It was like a treasure hunt for similar special trinkets.  The more I played, the better I became at scoping out matching pairs.

Now as an adult, I also must remember that I need to cultivate spiritual concentration through Scripture memorization.  In his book Scripture by Heart: Devotional Practices for Memorizing God’s Word, Joshua Choonmin Kang explains how daily Scripture memorization strengthens our thinking:

“Nothing is as indispensable

in leading a victorious life

as the power to concentrate.

Success doesn’t necessarily come

to those who work hard;

rather it comes to those

who work in a focused way.

When we learn Scripture by heart,

we grow in the sanctified habit

of concentration” (p. 61).

How about you?  Are you ready to exercise your concentration skills?  Let’s hold each other accountable by Hiding 20 in 2012.  In the comment section below, write out the verse you will be working on for the next two weeks. Make sure to include your first name, your home state, the verse’s address/location, and the Bible translation:

Lyli from Florida:

“Let us pursue the things

which make for peace

and the things by which

one may edify one another.”

Romans 14:19, NKJV

Here’s a little play on words for all you Pinterest Fans. Rather than ‘Pin it,” let’s purpose to “Hide it.” I will end each post with a “Hide it” Suggested Verse.

“Hide it”:

“Life and death

are in the power of the tongue,

and those who love it

will eat its fruit.”

Proverbs 18:21, HCSB

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