THE PSALM 34 CHALLENGE – Review, Review, Review!
You can join on any day – and memorize the Psalm at your own pace. The weekend is for review.
I am now more than halfway through my radiation treatments for cancer. And Krista, Marian, and I are now more than halfway through memorizing Psalm 34. The weekend is a great time for review.
Consider this: It is a compliment to say that someone has the memory of an elephant. It is well known that elephants have amazing long term memories. I am told that the shortest memory span belongs to the squirrel monkey. And my memory falls somewhere in between – likely closer to that of the monkey! So, I do need the weekend to lock in what I have memorized.
Some of you have just joined the challenge and are on verse one or two! Welcome!
Some of you are taking two or three days to memorize one verse. Keep at it. We’re not in a race.
Some of you are trying to keep up with a new verse a day. Don’t give up!
The goal is to cross the finish line and complete the #Psalm34Challenge. That’s the prize! We’re praying for each one of you if you have told us you are doing the challenge.
I find that it is easiest for me to say the verses out loud. That’s what I do every day during my treatment. On the weekend I continue to do that, but I will also write out the verses as another way to lock these verses away in my heart. Here I go:
Verse 1: I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Verse 2: My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; the humble shall hear of it and be glad.
Verse 3: Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together.
Verse 4: I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Verse 5: They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed.
Verse 6: This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
Verse 7: The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.
Verse 8: Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Verse 9: Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.
Verse 10: The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.
Verse 11: Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
Verse 12: Who is the man who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?
Verse 13: Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.
After reviewing, I had three errors (not including punctuation errors!). As I said, I’m just one notch above the squirrel monkey! So this calls for more review. We hope you will take the time this weekend to review the Word with us. Lord willing, we will begin with a new verse on Monday.