I’m finally getting the Book to Brain Scripture Memory Challenge back on course! Have you been missing the posts? I have! I will attempt to post the Bible verse (with printable) the first Monday of every month so we can work on it together throughout the month.
Of course, in the month of November I would like to focus on cultivating gratitude and giving thanks to our Creator! I have chosen Psalm 7:17 because it’s not quite as familiar (to me) as most Scripture passages about thanksgiving.
There are two things I really appreciate about this verse…
First, it mentions the righteousness of God as the reasons for giving thanks. According to Dictionary.com, righteous can be defined as:
1. characterized by uprightness or morality
2. morally right or justifiable
3. acting in an upright, moral way; virtuous
Synonyms include: honorable, noble, pure, upright, virtuous, blameless, deserving, guiltless, holy, just, matchless, and praiseworthy.
Yep, that sounds like God to me! He embodies each of these characteristics perfectly, which should motivate us to respond in thanksgiving. It is because the Lord is righteous that we should thank and praise Him for everything. <—- Tweet this!
Secondly, I like that the entire verse is a statement of application. That is the whole point of reading and memorizing Scripture! We are to allow the Holy Spirit to use it to change our thoughts and actions. The result of Bible study and reflection should be godliness.
I am determined to give thanks to the Lord and sing the praises of His name because of His righteousness. I know I won’t do it perfectly, but I am resolved to do it, nevertheless, because it is what our God deserves. What about you?
Let’s begin cultivating gratitude right now. Share something you are thankful for in a comment!
Note from Jenni: I would love to know how I can best help you keep your Scripture memorization on track throughout the month! Are you interested in daily or weekly reminder on social media? Would you prefer an email? Do you like the 8×10 printable or would you prefer something smaller? Please LMK by leaving me a comment below! 🙂