A DIVA Challenge to “Remember”!

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Ecclesiastes 4:12b “A cord of three strands is not easily broken.”

This truth is taught in a fable in which a man gave a bundle of sticks to his sons to break.  While the sticks were bound together they cold not be broken.  However, taken apart singly a stick cold easily be snapped.  This taught them unity among themselves was their greatest security against their common enemy.  Let us be bound together praying the memorized word of God while wrapped tightly by the love of the cord of three – the Father, the Son, and the Spirit.  As we memorize this verse let us also think of the cord of three as Jesus, ourselves, and our other DIVA sisters.  As you memorize Ecclesiastes 4:12b the bracelet will represent for us “a cord of three strands” with beads that will represent the scriptures you have memorized.

Let’s look at a time when God gave a directive to the Israelites on how to help them remember.  “Speak to the Israelites and tell them that throughout their generations they are to make tassels for the corners of their garments, and put a blue cord (our cord will be the bracelet) on the tassels at each corner.  These will serve as tassels for you to look at, so you may remember all of the Lord’s commands and obey them and not become unfaithful by following your own heart and your own eyes.  This way you will remember and obey all my commands and be holy to your God.” (Numbers 15:37-40)  Shall we think on this portion of scripture as we memorize the Word of Truth?  The bracelet and beads will represent your progress and serve only as a remembrance.  The memorized Word in your heart is the treasure and the only item of true value!  Shall it serve as a conversation piece which might encourage someone else to want to “remember”?  Let it be so Lord!

The LORD spoke with Joshua encouraging these things to him in Joshua 1:8-9.  “This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to recite it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything written in it.  For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do.  Haven’t I commanded you:  be strong and courageous?  Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”  Can we internalize this encouragement for ourselves?  We can recite it “day and night” and “carefully observe” it!  Yes Lord!  The Holman study bible makes this commentary:  Studying and learning of God’s instruction are to form so much a part of your life that the words are fully obeyed.  God’s promised presence here indicates that success will come because God is with him, enabling him to read and observe the Word.  Anticipate the Lord’s presence and therefore success needed to achieve this goal!  Shall we thank Him in advance?  Absolutely!  Faith reigns!

The verses to commit to memory are:  Ecclesiastes 4:12b, Numbers 15:37-40, and Joshua 1:8-9.  You can do it!  Let’s have these short verses implanted into our hearts and anticipate the fruit ripening for a harvest!  The memorized Word of God will shape the will of God in us.

DIVAs:  If you have memorized Psalm 91 (or when you do) please indicate on this website.  If you are planning to memorize these 3 verses please add your name!  This is how I will track participation.  Thank you DIVAs!  Be encouraged and read Deanna’s comment from the Oct. 21st post!

In His grace,

Amanda

 

 

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