Thy Word

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee,” (Psalm 119:11).

How can a person put God’s word inside the mind without memorizing it?

There is a story from the 19th Century about a courtroom in Murfreesboro, Tennessee that, one day, had no Bible. The court clerk was in a quandary to find one so witnesses could give sworn testimony. The judge said, “Just have the witnesses place their hands on Jones’ head. He’s a member of the church of Christ and those people know enough scripture to be a Bible themselves.”

True story or not, there’s a truth in it. Years ago, children in Bible classes were required to memorize scripture. People knew many verses by heart, if not whole books of the Bible (yes, it is possible to memorize an entire book of the Bible if you want). Now, however, it’s difficult to find a class requiring memorization. Why?

How can a person put God’s word inside the mind without memorizing it?

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”

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