“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'”
He has said.
This must be our daily mantra. The value of knowing what God has said about everything we do in our lives is absolutely key to walking in the Holy Spirit and growing in a deeper relationship with God. This is why there is such a high value on knowing scripture. As C.H. Spurgeon put it, “there may be a promise in the Word which would exactly fit your case, but you may not know if it, and therefore you miss its comfort.”
Sometimes, it’s as if we’re a prisoner in a cell, locked away but left with a giant ring of keys. And we have the chance to be free of this cell if we would only search the key-ring for the right key that will unlock the door and set us free. But instead, we stare at the ring of keys, wishing it was a master key that unlocked all of the doors so we didn’t have to search for the right key every time. And we start to look around our cell and think, “well, this isn’t SO bad. It might be better to set-up camp here than to search through this massive key-ring for the right one to unlock the door.”
We must store our memories with the promises that God gives us. To be able to recollect the scriptures so that our search for the right keys will be quick and easy.
“He has said” is truly the source of all wisdom, and as Spurgeon says, “the fountain of all comfort.”
Have you memorized any scripture lately? Found yourself in despair, or troubled times, and God’s comfort seems out of reach or not there at all? Start searching the Scriptures, because God’s comforting words are all there no matter what the circumstance. Calling them to mind and searching them out are the challenges that He leaves us with.
Think about it …