Welcome to Day 11 of the Next Step Challenge
Bible memory? Isn’t that “old school”? Does anyone do that anymore?
Here’s the reality: the goal of the Christian life is not to memorize verses. Sure, you may impress some people, and depending on your age and geography, you might win some patches and competitions. But that’s not the end game.
What is the Goal?
The goal is to change the world. The goal is transformation. The goal is obedience. The goal is to make disciples. All of that is contingent on God’s Holy Spirit, but we participate in the Spirit’s activity when we obey and follow his leadership. And one of the primary ways God guides us is through his word.
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.Deuteronomy 6:4-9
OK, so help me understand WHY I should memorize Bible verses?
Thanks for asking…
What’s the Day 11 Challenge?
Memorize four Bible verses by the end of the 30-Day Challenge
And because we’re entering a weekend, your Day 12 Challenge is to connect with your team and recap your week.
And Day 13? REST!
See you on Day 14. (Don’t forget to rest.)