2. The Truth of God’s Word
“Love is patient, love is kind.” (1 Corinthians 13:4a)
One of the best ways to be kind to ourselves is to repeat all of the amazing truths God proclaims about us in Scripture. He calls us fearfully and wonderfully made! He claims us as His children. We are loved, and purposed.
The Bible may not be magically enticing when we first pick it up to read it, but the supernatural nature of Scripture grows seeds of God’s truth in our hearts. The more faithful we are to meet God there, praying for wisdom, discernment, and understanding, He answers! This is the divine and supernatural power of Scripture. We crave God, and His Truth, naturally. And we want more.
The memorization of Scripture is important, not so that we can blurt it out for accolades, but so it’s there when we need it, to form us, shape us, and guide us. Evil is deceitful, and it can sneak up on us and create a weed-bed full of lies before we’re onto it. The Truth of Scripture exposes those weedy lies and helps us pull them out, even the tough ones we have to dig out—sometimes more than once—before they cease to grow back.
In tragedy, pain, heartbreak, and all the disaster and catastrophe the world contains, we need those lines of Truth we memorize to rise the front of our minds when we are shocked and hurting. Repeating God’s Truth about who and Whose we are reminds us who we are. We are loved, children of the Almighty God.
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