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Hide-the-Word Wednesdays

on August 7, 2013

Treaure Chest

Often when I am worried, confused, discouraged, or tempted, a Bible verse will come to mind that gives me God’s perspective on the situation.  Or, part of the verse will come to mind, and then I will have to look it up because I don’t quite remember the whole thing.  But it would be nice if I did.

~~I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.  (Psalm 119:11, NIV)~~

The New American Standard version says, “Your Word I have treasured in my heart” (emphasis added).  What a beautiful and apt way to describe how much we should value God’s Word.  And when it’s in our hearts, it is always with us, ready to counsel us at just the right time.  So every Wednesday I will choose a Bible verse to memorize, to plant in my brain, to hide in my heart.  This week’s verse is from the Book of James.

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

What are some of your favorite verses, that come to mind when you need comfort or wisdom?


10 responses to “Hide-the-Word Wednesdays

  1. Rebekah Postupak says:

    What a tremendous and precious idea!

  2. harmarwa says:

    1 John 3:18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth.

    • wisdom4wives says:

      That’s a good one! Well, they’re all good. 🙂 It reminds me of James 2:14-17
      What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.

  3. Ruth says:

    “Ps 34:7 The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” Many years ago, I memorized this in a Sunday School class for the promise of a piece of candy. Thankfully it stuck in my head because of the rhythm of the KJV. 🙂 Actually all of Psalm 34 is a treasure to me…word by word.
    p.s. Nice blog!
    p.s.s. You’re awesome!

    • wisdom4wives says:

      OK, I didn’t realize that Psalm 34 has so many goodies in it! Here are just two:
      Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him (v8)
      The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all (vv18-19)
      Thanks for sharing, Ruth!

  4. Revalation 21:4… just to know that there is coming a day when God Himself will wipe away all our tears and there will be no more night and no more pain always gives me peace! Found you through Gracelaced Mondays. Thank you for the encouraging post!

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