Thursday, January 26, 2012

Going to Try a Little Something

I'm going to try a little something.  It's time to memorize.  I haven't done that in years.  So to get started I'm going to use the Beatitudes.

Here's the first few weeks worth:

Matthew 5: 1-2
1 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.

2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

Matthew 5: 3-5
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.  Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 5: 6-8
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

I will admit the last verse (seeing God) is my favorite.  But mercy rates up there highly! 

2 comments:

Pamela said...

we just read those last month in our daily reading.
supposedly memorization is a good tool for us "older" people to help with these dying brain cells.
hmmm.. already forgot what I was going to say (blessed)

oh. ya... was going to say that what we were reading suggested that "Happy" may have been an alternate greek word for blessed

Susan said...

How's the memorizing coming? Beth Moore encouraged us to memorize the ENTIRE BOOK OF JAMES in the Bible Study.
AAAAARGH! I'm still working on that first verse. :)