Today is the last day of the first “memory verse challenge” here. The weekly passages are posted on Monday and conclude on Sunday. During the week you are encouraged to meditate on the verse each day, even throughout each day, so that it is not just a memory game but something that can become a part of you. This week we focused on Psalm 1:1-3:
Psalm 1:1-3 (ESV)
1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
If you participated this week please comment to this post or the original post letting all of us know how you did with the verse. Were you able to memorize it? What did you learn this week from meditating on it? Did anything stand out to you? Did you do any type of study on the verse? If you have no idea what this is about read the original announcement here and subscribe to future passages.
I look forward to hearing how you did!
I somehow completely missed the blog that had the verse for the first week. So, of course, I’m sad to say I spent zero time with this one. A bad start for team stephen indeed.
Ah, that would be a problem then! Oh well – just scheduled the verse for next week. Look for it in your inbox tomorrow morning at 0730 🙂 You can still do some reading on Psalm 1:1-3, it is a very foundational passage for the Christian life.
Honestly, I did well the first three days after that I was running late for work and forgot about it. However, I did find myself reciting the first line of the verse randomly throughout my day. So, on that account I guess I did alright.
This is a lot more difficult than I thought it would be.
One thing I have learned is that Verses of the Day are very, very useful in getting your day started. Since I am unable to meditate on the Word and pray in the morning like most people do, this is helpful for me in one area where I am slacking. Since I dedicate an hour each day Bible Reading, having a Verse of the Day sets the tone for the rest of the day. So in that regard, I find this very helpful. That is, if you keep doing it :).
Hopefully more people jump on the bandwagon. I look forward to tomorrow’s verse.
Godspeed & God bless!
Glad to hear that you found yourself reciting the first verse randomly!!!! That is part of the idea — making God’s Word something that we consciously and subconsciously find ourselves going to throughout the day. Keep it up!