Memorize the Word

 Bind them continually upon your heart; Tie them around your neck. -Proverbs 6:21

This text charges us to continually bind the commandments of the Lord upon our hearts. The Hebrew word for continually means constantly, evermore, or perpetually. The primary idea is something permanent and unceasing. 

This leaves no doubt that making God’s Word a part of our lives is to be a primary occupation of the believer. Scripture exhorts us to continually hide God’s Word in our hearts (Ps. 119:11), and to “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly” so that we can teach and advise one another (Col. 3:16). As we do this, God’s Word not only opens avenues of ministry, but it also becomes our guide (Ps. 73:23, 24), our defense (Eph. 6:17), our refuge (Ps. 91:2), our standard of faith (1 Thess. 2:13), and our comfort (John 15:26). 

Whatever the Lord ministers to you today from His Word, bind it to your heart. Memorize it. Meditate on it. Minister it.