9 thoughts on “Memory Scripture

  1. I’d like to add the footnotes from my Bible on this scripture: ” The people most likely to gain knowledge are those who are willing to listen. It is a sign of strength, not weakness, to pay attention to what others have to say. People who are eager to listen continue to learn and grow throughout their lives. If we refuse to become set in our ways, we can always expand the limits of our knowledge.”

    Thanks for sharing this scripture, Sara.

  2. Sara, the NLT Bible words this alittle different.
    Proverbs 23:12 “Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.”
    (Commit- to put into charge or trust: ENTRUST.) So we must trust God’s Word and listen carefully to the Words of knowledge the Lord has given us. Thanks Sara, for bringing this beautiful verse to our attention.

  3. Needles and Chickenfarmer, your comments sounds like Part III of “Alice” told by Debi.
    Also, your comments remind me of an exercise I do with myself in my studies. I speak aloud a word (like love/hate or maybe a name (like Mother/Father/Children/politicians, etc. and I watch my reactions. Then I take note of my emotions. Then I see what the first words are that come or try to come from my mouth. Now I just heard my heartbeat. Then I have to go fast for the Words of Knowledge that I believe only comes from God’s Holy scriptures. They, always in my faith based heart give a ring to my ears and peace to my heart. Oh, I should tell truth as it it…and gives a little pain in my emotions of flesh. Hey, Chickenfarmer, maybe this is like our story of”Alice” swimming in her own tears.

  4. Sara you take teaching to a new level…beyond memory. You instruct us through this comment above what the National Academy of Science is trying to help teachers see and implement through their National Science Standards: learning through inquiry. In their manual I quote: “Inquiry is in part a state of mind – that of inquisitiveness. Most young children are naturally curious. (as Alice would say, Curiouser and curiouser!) They care enough to ask ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions…students therefore need to be able to devise and carry out investigations that test their ideas, and they need to understand why such investigations are uniquely powerful. Studies show students are much more likely to understand and retain the concepts that they have learned this way.”
    You help all Daily Lily students through your innovative methods to learn if we can do as the memory verse says.

  5. Sara, you mentioned ‘telling the truth as it is’ may perhaps inflict some pain in the emotions…not only to those who choose to speak the truth to another, chancing a stinging rejection, but to those of us who hear heard the truth chancing a loss of ‘face’.
    But, no matter. The truth will out!
    If the prophet speaks the truth, that prophet must only answer to the Lord God Almighty. The controlling emotions (flesh) will change in short order, as we all know the infidelity of our emotions and the fickleness of fleshly thinking and fleshly doings.

  6. It seems to me if we have open hearts we have a reverential fear of God we will always be wanting to know more and more in order to do what is right in the sight of the Lord with our lives. This life we choose to live is role modeled every day to all around us (adults and children). We thus give them ways to deal with life thus they have a tool box from which to draw from in order to handle life situations. (This is not an original idea from me but a wonderful counselor and wise woman). As older women we should be teaching the younger. What tools are we passing on to our children to equip them to live successful lives? Are they the right tools? Are some of the tools old and not appropriate for this season? The word of God and those annointed to instruct and clarify the word handing out nuggets of wisdom from God are there to help us get our tool box straight which affect everyone around us. We want a full tool box. We don’t only want to be a hammer like the wise lady told me. A hammer is used to pound things like others or issues.

    Proverbs 1 (New International Version)

    Proverbs 1

    Prologue: Purpose and Theme

    1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
    2 for attaining wisdom and discipline;
    for understanding words of insight;

    3 for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life,
    doing what is right and just and fair;

    4 for giving prudence to the simple,
    knowledge and discretion to the young-

    5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,
    and let the discerning get guidance-

    6 for understanding proverbs and parables,
    the sayings and riddles of the wise.

    7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools [a] despise wisdom and discipline.

  7. I see a thread of wisdom running through these comments. The wise listen as the writer of Proverbs proclaim. Needles footnotes above explain the same, strength vs. weakness.

    Rena, you mentioned “tool box” as wisdom given to you by a counselor. We sure need tools and new ones as well. My husband, Gary, is excellent with tools. Manual and electrical both seem like putty in his hands. More recently I noticed that his tools for many things we are using today are just outdated. Yet, they are fairly new. For instance I have this tiny little laptop computer and I saw that our son Christopher needed to take it apart to repair something and our new expensive tools just didn’t fit the bill. We had to have a tiny little, I mean, tiny little tool to gently open this delicate work of art that I hold in my hands. Yes, he needed a new tool for the new. I think this is why we read let the ‘wise listen and learn.’ Many of us just do not want to listen and learn and receive discipline as well. Wisdom comes before the new step. A definition of wisdom…the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.

    Gary had great wisdom about many tools, therefore, he was able to understand how to locate and use the new tool we needed. vs. 3 above says, acquiring…look this action word up for homework.

  8. Homework:
    acquiring: to get as one’s own: a: to come into possession or control of often by unspecified means b: to come to have as a new or added characteristic, trait, or ability (as by sustained effort or natural selection)

    Proverb 1:3 above says we are to acquire a disciplined and prudent (the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason) life.
    So must need to use self-control to first listen and learn so we can get wisdom and then be able to take the next step?

    Proverbs 4:7 says: “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.”

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