The lyrics for “40” probably sound familiar, if you have ever read Psalm 40.
Recently in my devotions, I was reading the verses below and for the first time realized that Paul was talking about people in the Church – people who would call themselves Christians.
2 Timothy 3:1-9 (ESV) ** bible.com
1 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 6 For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, 7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. 9 But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.
Today I added this Psalm to my scripture memorization app. It will be a while before I start to memorize it since I have too many other verses that are partially memorized.
Psalms 1:1-6 (ESV) ** bible.com
1 Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
This app review is for the Android version of Scripture Typer. I have seen the iPhone version and it is not very different. I have no idea what the Kindle version looks like. Here is a link for the Android app. Click one of these links for Kindle or iPhone/iPad versions.
Why do I memorize scripture?
The Bible instructs me to speak the scripture and meditate on it constantly:
Joshua 1:8 (ESV) ** bible.com
8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.