If you are stuck in your Bible reading and I just don’t know where to start these are GREAT places to start! I hope they encourage you to open God’s Word and write it out.
There isn’t anything magical about writing God’s word, but there is something amazing that happens when we write out God’s word! Here are some tips about writing out scripture:
- Get a good piece of paper or journal. One that is spiral bound is best! Even just the cheap 70 page lined notebook!
- Get a good pen. Find something you will USE! A pencil, pen….something that won’t bleed through paper.
- Get a plan. It is important to know where you will read each day. Whether you are writing out a whole book fo the Bible (which is super cool!) or just following a theme – get a plan.
So, for today I wanted to share a plan on writing scripture on the STEADFAST LOVE OF GOD.
Some of my favorite verses are found in Psalm 136:
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
In the ESV it says: “For his steadfast love endures forever.” I adore those words to describe God’s love. Steadfast means to be fixed in direction firm in purpose, unwavering, firmly established. Doesn’t that describe God’s love? Firmly establish, fixed. Think about that. God’s love is firm. It is not wavering. Just like David, we can find comfort in God’s love never wavering. In this world we have so much trouble finding True Love. It isn’t hard when we look at Psalm 136 and just dig deep into the phrase repeated twenty-six times.
I have a simple method for digging deep into Scripture. You only need one tool (and no, its not a commentary). You just need a dictionary. Two steps. 1. Look up key words in the verse or phrase and 2. then paraphrase the verse or phrase using what you learned. Simple. I did it for Psalm 136 and the repeated phrase: “for his steadfast love endures forever.” (ESV)
Download the FREE printable Scripture Writing Challenge on the Heart here (or click the picture below).
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