January 19

How important is it to memorize the Word of God? Well Romans 12:2 says that it will change the way we think. And of course if we change the way we think it will change the way we act. And the way we act will be according to God’s will. Now that is a pretty simple way to know the will of God. I like simple:)

Romans 12:2 (NLT) — 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Psalm 119:1–3 (NLT) — 1 Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord. 2 Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts. 3 They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths.

I want to be joyful don’t you? God’s word in my heart will begin to work joy into my soul.

Our memory verse for the week is > Genesis 1:1 In the ___________ God created the _________ and the earth.

Here are a couple of quotes from Robert J. Morgan:

Genesis 1:1 gives us roots. We’re not accidental blobs of dying chemicals mysteriously evolving from primordial sludge without purpose or meaning. We have a past rooted in the glory of the God whose image we bear. We’re wonderfully made and placed in an environment fine-tuned for our needs. The book of Genesis gives us the history of creation, sin, the beginnings of human society, and the wondrous plan of redemption introduced by God. If you discard Genesis 1:1, you abandon the roots and reality of humanity on earth. By removing this text from conscious thought, we lose all inherent moral law in the universe, all intrinsic bases for self-image, all eternal purpose to life, and any and all hope in the human heart.

Genesis 1:1 gives us routes. If we have a past, we have a future. If we were created in God’s image, we have eternal potential. If we have an intelligent Creator who knows and loves us, He must have a purpose and plan for time and eternity. Without Him we’re dying embers in a dying universe with no ultimate significance. With Him we have roots in a dignified past and routes to a great future.

 Be Inspired Hilltop!