Scripture Memory: Deuteronomy 17

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We’ll be resuming school tomorrow after a long Christmas break. We’ll also be starting a new memory verse:

“When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law…It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the LORD his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees…” – Deuteronomy 17:18-19

I chose this verse because I was hoping that it would remind us all that we, like the kings of Israel, should be reading God’s Word every day of our lives. There should never be a moment when we “finish” the Bible, when we’ve learned all it has to offer. God’s Word tells us that the Bible is:

…living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12

Have you ever noticed how you can read a passage and have it mean something to you at that point in your life and later get something more from it that you didn’t get the first time? God knows what we need and I believe that He speaks to us through His Word. For that reason, we need to be reading it all the days of our lives.

I know that I have neglected God’s Word the last few weeks. I can tell a difference in my life. I need to get back to it. I need to learn to revere Him and follow his laws.

Have you got your copy of the scroll handy?

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. Great post, how true it rings. It’s good to be back to your site, I haven’t been here in a long time, but now that I’ve finally figured out the “following” thing I’ll be back much more often! God bless!

  2. Good stuff to think about … as usual, Kris!

    Plus, did I mention how pretty your blog looks? *Although* it seems like we are frequenting the same free blog design places! LOL At least we didn’t pick out the same design. Hee, hee. Great minds think alike! ; )

  3. p.s. I LOOOOOVE the picture of you at the bottom of the page. How cool to see your friendly face there!

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