“Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:9
When our kids were young my wife discovered chalkboard paint at a local crafts store. It’s very cool. The part of your wall you paint with it can be written on as though it were a chalk board. We used it to paint a mural on a hallway wall, and we’d write Bible verses on the wall. It was a good way to remind our children—and ourselves—of the important commands and powerful promises of God.
We also wrote Bible verses on a white board on our refrigerator and on post it notes in various places. This is in keeping with Moses’ admonition to the Israelites in Deuteronomy 6:6-9: “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”
It’s a great practice to post scripture everywhere, but most important is to write scripture on the tablet of your heart. That means to commit it to memory. Memorizing scripture has many benefits. It helps you keep God’s commandments: “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:11) It helps you respond to trials with the power and comfort of God’s promises. It helps you to respond with the wisdom of God’s word when family or friends ask you about your faith. And it helps you navigate your daily walk with a Christian world view.
Posting scripture everywhere helps to keep God and His ways in the forefront of your life, and the most important place to write them is on the tablet of your heart. You will be glad you did.
Having begun as a guest speaker in 2005, Dan was appointed Interim Pastor in 2008 and has been serving Maple Root Baptist ever since. As a small group leader and Chaplin for the Connecticut Tigers, Dan has a heart for the lost and the God that saves them.