02 Dec The Dollar Tree
I have a confession to make. My favorite store is Dollar Tree. One never knows exactly what will be available. When wandering about I stock up on things I know I will eventually need. If I see my usual kind of toothpaste I will get a tube even though I’m not in an immediate need.
I do the same thing with memorizing verses from Scripture. Not always is a text needed for an immediate problem. But it’s good to have just in case. The Psalms have texts about enemies. I don’t have any. (Oh, I know there are people that don’t wish me well. That makes me their enemy. It doesn’t make them mine.) David seemed to have several enemies. It must be the price one pays for being important.
But back to the idea of storing up things for future needs. One can’t have too many verses tucked away. Modern poems are like that as well as Psalms. When I was in high school our English teacher had us memorize many poems by Robert Frost. Now decades later as I ride around New England I see rock walls, woods and many things that bring them to memory. I love it. It adds so much to an afternoon drive. I have even stopped by a wood on a snowy evening to watch it fill up with snow.
Treat yourself. Exercise your brain. Learn some memory verses. Just one a week will next year at this time put 52 new arrows in your quiver. They also create pathways for God to talk to you. I realize He can talk to you anytime but it doesn’t hurt to make it easier for Him by storing up His Word in your heart. Psalm 119:11.