“It’s crucial that we keep a firm grip on what we’ve heard so that we don’t drift off.” Hebrews 2:1 (The Message Bible)
“Do as I say, not as I do.” This little sentence is used to excuse one who knows what is right, but has a hard time following through with their own teaching. The only one who could say, “Do as I say, and as I do” is Jesus. The Gospels are full of the accounts of his ministry—healing, teaching, preaching, and shepherding. Through these actions, Jesus showed us what God wants us to do, also.
I’ve heard that the average person must hear something five to seven times for it to settle into memory. It’s no wonder the authors of the bible repeat many of the important stories.
Today as I did my morning stretch routine, I used the words of the first hymn I memorized: “Jesus loves me this I know, for the bible tells me so…” If I never memorize the words to another hymn, I have a tune to hum and words that sums up everything I need to remember: Jesus loves me.
Dear Lord, I pray that you will always love me as much as I love you. Amen.