Rise Up, My Love (304): Being Occupied ‘Til He Comes

Song of Solomon 8:14 “Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart…” Have you digested the past few weeks’ sampling of the wonderful names for our beloved One? There is a lifetime of food for the soul in the verses on which we just meditated. Wouldn’t those verses make a great list to commit to memory? Every year during our homeschooling years, my children and I tried to memorize a verse each day from the Bible as part of our home school program. Some times we memorized passages, or favored verses from each book, or choice verses from each chapter of a book, but more often than not it was a compilation of verses on a subject, such as the “I ams” or the “I wills” of God. One of the best concerned the names of God!  Do you have a memory program for learning Scripture? It is a wonderful way to hide God’s Word in your heart in order to avoid sin and please him (Psalm 119:11). It was my hope that during this study we would memorize the words of the Song of Solomon without much effort simply by meditating on them day by day, but I see that—at least for me—I do not completely memorize without conscious effort and oral recitative practice.  How about you? If you have no consistent memory program, won’t you consider beginning one, perhaps even by using the lists of verses given over the past couple of weeks as a start? There are fewer than sixty verses…hardly more than one a week. Will you try? Feel free to photocopy the pages with these verses and tape them to your mirror or keep them with your Bible so you can memorize them more easily. As we appeal to the Lord to make haste and return to us, so he appeals to us to “occupy till I come” (Luke 19:13)! I can think of no better way to be “occupied” with Scripture than to memorize it and then put it into practice. May we always be occupied with our Savior and his Word!

 

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