Hiding God's Word in Your Heart
We need to read and study God's Word daily
You don't need a prop. (The Bible could be the prop)
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalms 119:11
Recently I was reading my Bible and I read a verse that was a bit hard to understand. It said, "I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you." Well, I know that we call the Bible "The Word of God," but I don't quite understand how I could hide it in my heart.
How do you hide something? To hide something, you put it somewhere so that it is out of sight. Right? That means it is hidden from view.
If I take my Bible and lay it on the organ, is it hidden? No, of course it isn't. It is right there in plain sight. If I take my Bible and put it under my coat, is it hidden? Yes, it is. Now no one can see it.
Well, I understand what it means for something to be hidden, but how do you hide something in your heart? If I were to ask one of you to lay down on the floor, could I put the Bible on your chest and get it into your heart? No, that's silly, isn't it?
What if we went to a doctor? Could a doctor operate and put the Bible in our heart? I suppose he could, but I don't think it would be very good for us to have a Bible in our heart.
If we can't put the Bible in our heart, then what does that verse mean? How does God's Word get into your heart? It gets there when we read and study the Bible every day until we will know it "by heart."
Studies have shown that we must read, hear, or do something six times before it is in your head -- so for the Bible to get from our head to our heart, we need to read the Bible each and every day.
Thank you, God, for your word. Help us to be faithful to read it and to keep it in our heart to be used each day. Amen.