It was a song I had not heard for many years but the lyrics came back to me straight away.
Reference: v.15 Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: The other day an old song came on the radio. Immediately I recognised the tune and started singing along. It was a song I had not heard for many years but the lyrics came back to me straight away. I was amazed at how well my memory recalled the tune, the lyrics and even the subtle trills within the song. It's amazing to think that I regularly forget to check my mailbox however a song from 1988 never leaves me!
Application: The more time we spend with God, the more His character and values will stay with us. I have had a number of experiences where I've been struggling with a personal experience and a particular Bible verse or story will come to mind. Even though I had not realised that I had memorised the Biblical information at the time, it helped me to understand the situation at hand. This is like remembering the 1988 song. If we regularly dwell in God's word then we will find it will come back to us in times of need, even when we least expect it. That's what I appreciate about Job: Even when he was in difficult times he reminded himself of the power and hope that comes with knowing God. If we are faithful in learning about God now then we have faith that it will come to us when we need it most.
Prayer: Lord, there is so much more to You for us to learn. May we be disciplined in our faith now so that we will reap the rewards when we need You most. Amen.
What is something you have learnt about God lately?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.