A Brain Challenge

Have you ever tried to memorize long passages of scripture? When I was much younger I memorized familiar passages like Psalm 23 and the Exodus 20 version of the Ten Commandments, along with some others. They’ve pretty much stuck with me, especially Psalm 23. Now, I’m working on Colossians 3:1-17. I’m learning it doesn’t seem as easy to memorize as it once was. Maybe I’ve just forgotten. When I read about people memorizing whole books of the Bible, I have a lot more respect for them. Why Colossians 3:1-17? Because Paul tells Christians how to live their lives, and not. First, he talks about the not, what Christians should get rid of—remnants of their earthly nature—and then gives positive examples of how we as new creations in Christ should live. That passage is something I want instilled in my brain so I can reference it whenever and wherever I need to. I’ve got it printed and laid out on my desk so I can go over it daily. Unfortunately, I find if I miss a day or two, some of those verses slip right out of my head. I’m not giving up though. I need the reminder and my old brain needs the workout.


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