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Memory Verse: Isaiah 40:8

The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God stands forever. --Isaiah 40:8 WEB      To fully understand verse eight, we must begin with verse six.      The voice of one saying, “Cry!” One said, “What shall I cry?” “All flesh is like grass, and all its glory is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, because Yahweh’s breath blows on it. Surely the people are like grass. The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God stands forever.” --Isaiah 40:6-8 WEB      In this passage the prophet Isaiah is called upon to proclaim some important truths. First, all of mankind is like the grass, which is here for a short time and then is gone. It does not matter whether the people are rich or poor, good or bad, famous or unknown. All are temporary.    Second, all of the “glory” of mankind, all of its achievements, all that it has ever made or ever will make, is like the beautiful flowers of the field, which are also temporary. Every

Memory Verse: Matthew 4:4

Welcome to the first in a series of Bible memory verses. In the Bible, God has instructed us to meditate upon His Word, but we cannot do this unless we first know His word. The words in our Bibles are useless unless we internalize them--make them a part of us. Only then can we meditate upon God’s Word. And only then can God call them to our remembrance. Through the memorization of Scripture God not only teaches us, but He can may use us to teach and help others.      One longstanding method of Scripture memorization is to state the Scripture reference, recite the Scripture passage, and then restate the Scripture reference. This process is repeated a number of times until the reciter becomes comfortable with the passage and the reference. The purpose of this method is to remember not only the passage, but its location in the Bible. This would allows the reciter to find the passage in the Bible, both for themselves and for others.      These Scripture verses are presented using the W