“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11
In my neck of the woods, we get bad weather maybe once or twice each winter. It happens so rarely, any announcement of impending snow prompts a mass grocery run for milk and bread. (Side note: why is it always milk and bread?) Store shelves are bare and latecomers are out of luck.
What is the rationale behind this phenomenon? Consumers who are afraid they may be snowed in for days at a time and unable to buy what they need. I agree with the need to be prepared, but milk and bread aren’t the only things we need a stockpile of.
We need to stockpile God’s word as well.
When trouble or temptation comes, chances are we won’t have a Bible and a concordance in front of us. Jesus (probably) didn’t have a physical copy of the scripture when Satan approached Him in the wilderness. Instead, we have to hide the word in our heart – stockpile it every day – so we won’t be caught unprepared.
It doesn’t take much, but a little every day adds up. How is your stockpile looking these days?