“Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.
Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart–
they do no wrong but follow his ways.
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.
I see you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:1-3, 9-11, NIV)
This morning I worked with my 10 year old son on reading and then memorizing a few verses from Psalm 119. I had him turn to the psalm and then read the first three verses of stanza 1 (1-3) and the first three verses of stanza 2 (9-11). Next he wrote out these verses in his journal. Next, I asked him to memorize verses 1-2 and 9-11. He did all of this in about 30 minutes. While he did it, I also wrote out the six verses in my own journal.
This will become a touchstone reference later in the day and into the new week.
You can do the same thing. Read the verses. Write them out. Memorize them and meditate on their meaning applied to your own life. Pray them back to God.
To listen to a podcast based on Psalm 119:1-16, click here.