Memorizing Scripture: Worship

Originally published by Church on Morgan, Daily Rhythm Reflection, December 12, 2017. 

This month we’re focusing on memorizing scripture. Our brains often feel so jammed full of stuff that memorization seems too difficult and unnecessary…thank you, Google

Why make this part of your daily rhythm? Last week’s answer was wisdom; this week’s is worship. It is in God’s word that we discover History and are invited into an ever-deeper understanding of his great love for us, revealed as early as Genesis 3:15 when God says to the serpent who tempted Adam and Eve: “He will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” (He, in this case, being Jesus.)

From then to now, when we discover and experience God’s amazing grace, everything in our lives becomes a response, worship, and scripture helps give us the words to express ourselves:

But you’re a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a people for God’s own possession. That we may declare the praises of him who called us out of darkness and into his marvelous light. For once we were not a people, but now we’re the people of God, and once we had not obtained mercy, but now we have obtained mercy.

1 Peter 2:9-10

When worship is our goal, scripture abounds with praise for our mighty God. Just as Proverbs provided a jumping off point for wisdom, Psalms literally contains songs of praise to God.

Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness. (Psalms 29:2)

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! (Psalms 95:6)

Exalt the LORD our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he! (Psalms 99:5)
From beginning to end, in the final book of Revelation, we find God’s promise fulfilled and his name lifted up in endless praise:

They do not rest day or night, saying:
“Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!”

Revelation 4:8

2 Replies to “Memorizing Scripture: Worship”

  1. Thanks for the great reminder about memorizing and its value in my life. It is always so wonderful to be in the middle of something and remember a verse, sometimes not even consciously memorized.

    Be blessed. God is with you and in a great mood.

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