Learning the Scripture

Hugh Fulford tells the story of Gus Nichols plowing in the field:

“He would get to one end of the row, pull out the New Testament from his overalls, get a verse firmly planted in mind, then repeat it until he got to the other end of the field and if he was satisfied with his memorization; he would pick another verse for the next row. If not, he would repeat it to himself until it was planted in his heart.”

Gus Nichols knew the importance of learning Scripture. He kept the Word of God close to his heart and within arm’s reach. When he could have been worrying about the harvest or stressing over bills, he was reciting precious Scripture.

Do you have a secret to memorizing the Bible or do you even do it at all? If not, today’s the day. Pick a verse, devote your day to learning it, and don’t stop until it’s firmly planted in your heart.

Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. Psalm 119:97