Key for Success

One day last year, as I was working on the family business, one of my younger brothers came downstairs and asked if it would be a good time to check him out on the memory verses for the Bible Bee. I admit I had to consider it for a minute but I am glad now that I decided to say yes.

The minutes flew by as we went through Ruth 1:16, a part of Exodus 34 and Psalm 9:9. Proverbs 17:17 spoke of a friend loving at all times. Yes, any time is a good time to go over Scripture with your brother. At the end, I realized that I was full of joy. Listening to Scripture is like standing under a refreshing waterfall. God’s word is holy and the more I hear it the more it makes me clean.

By the way, remember not to get upset with someone who tells you that Scripture memory is a waste of time. They simply haven’t done it! I myself will readily admit that often times it is hard to take time out for Scripture memory but once that decision is made and becomes a part of our habits, the Scripture will come to stay, bringing its unique fruit and blessing in all of our other work.

As a doctor once observed, medical expenses are one thing that will diminish as Scripture is built into a person’s life. He found that he could help a patient to reduce their visits to his clinic from 8 or 9 to only two per year, simply by recommending training in Biblical principles.

Choose your investments wisely. Decide what the central support of your life will be. Consider this year’s Bible Bee.


  1. Bethany March 20, 2012 at 6:40 am #

    Memorizing and reviewing Bible passages is so refreshing, as you said. I learned that, while I participated in last year’s Bee. Lord willing, I hope to participate again this year.

    Are any of you doing it this year?

  2. James March 23, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

    Thanks for the excellent reminder!!

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