I love the movie Elf... can quote you some lines from that movie at all times! I also - shockingly - can quote lines from Beauty & the Beast for some life advice .... Mrs. Potts: "Everything will work out in the end - you'll see".... oh, wise Mrs. Potts.
Can you think of movie quotes that everyone knows?
- There's no place like home
- I'll be back
- You complete me .... (I know that's a corny one - but we all know it - don't we?)
- You can't handle the truth
- I see dead people
There's just a few... I bet you all know those quotes - & I bet you know tons more...
Now think of songs. When I was sitting at my desk in high school, I would literally write down ALL the lyrics from a song that I liked. I can specifically remembering writing down the words to Slick Rick's "Teenage Love" & LL Cool J "I need love"..... oh my - there's a flash back for you. If you've never heard those songs - dont worry - you're not missing anything - but they are both rap songs (when rap was decent & clean) so lots of words... I would sit & write each & every word.
Think about all the songs we know - how we can sing all the words in them & not miss a beat! Dang - they even made game shows about how we know the lyrics to all these songs.
And then, I was sitting in church Sunday & it hit me - how many of those things do we know? But how much scripture do we commit to memory? We can hold in our minds so much useless stuff - take the time to memorize it - listen to it over & over again enough that it is embedded in our minds. I mean - after all these year (& I aint saying how many) - I can STILL rap out "Teenage Love"... & I'm not saying I'm proud of that fact .... "don't hurt me again... dont dont dont hurt me again" .... see - sad!
Wouldnt it be cool if we just keep looking at the Bible & Scripture & reading it enough - or even hearing it enough - that we can start writing it down, reciting it, repeating it year after year of some awesome words -better than any movie or song lyric - inspired words from God!