No, the title of this post isn’t referring to the smooth-sounding, silk-voiced Seventies singing group…
… nor to the wintry weather here in the nation’s capital yesterday (though we did see some snow, so it came uncomfortably close to that on the thermometer).
Permit me to briefly elaborate. You see, per what was penned in a previously published post, I “practiced what I preached” and late last night let a kitchen pan soak in the sink but when I went to clean the cooked-on crud away, some greasy grime got unpleasantly plastered to the sink so I grabbed a nearby napkin and wiped it off.
Or at least tried to. It didn’t work. It just spread the greasy grime around even more so I retrieved an about-to-be-tossed old rag which had long served its purpose and went to wipe the expanded grease field from the floor of the sink but the latter proved to be too powerful for the former so I grabbed a steel wool scouring pad and, wah-lah, the greasy grime was gone!
Bible reading is like a napkin.
Bible study is like a rag.
Bible memory is like a steel wool scouring pad.
These are the “three degrees” of Bible interactivity. All are excellent in essence but exhibit different degrees of depth, of effectiveness in terms of “sinking in” to the human mind and wondrously wiping away the “cooked-on, caked-on crud” of sin in our life.
The Bible in general and Bible memory in specific: what a treasure, what a pleasure!
God’s good gift, granted without measure.
And while an ode to the Bible and Bible memory is fully, infinitely fitting for any day, I can’t think of a better one for it than today… Happy Valentine’s Day! May our love for each other and especially the Word of the Lord and the Lord of the Word abound more and more each day, each week, each month, each year.
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