I invite you to memorize with us this week (Jan 27-Feb 2)!
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.
Isaiah 55:2 (ESV)
Do you ever settle for less?
Is your schedule too full of urgent things that you miss out on the important things?
Have you given up on thinking you’ll get the good stuff, and are settling for inferior substitutes instead?
Remember that God desires only the best in our relationship with Him.
This week be encouraged from Isaiah 55:2 to use your resources to their best advantage to receive the riches God wants to give you.
It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.
– C. S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, and Other Addresses
Suggestions to help you memorize:
- Review Isaiah 55:1 when you wake up each morning.
- Read Isaiah 55:2 several times. What should he be spending money on? Working for?
- Meditate on how you want to spend your money, energy, and time this week.
- Continue reviewing the new verse several times every day.
- Try reciting Isaiah 55:1-2 together to a family member.
- Read through the rest of Isaiah 55 several times during the week.
- Practice typing Isaiah 55:1-2 using Scripture Typer.
- Pray before you go to sleep to rest well for a productive new day tomorrow.
- Practice using first letters:
W d y s y m f t w i n b, a y l f t w d n s? L d t m, a e w i g, a d y i r f. (Isaiah 55:2 ESV)