Excitement has been growing since the Journey announcement last week about The Challenge to memorize a specific chapter of the Bible beginning January 1, 2009—one verse a day for 26 days!
II Timothy 2. This is Paul’s final letter to Timothy. It was written during Nero’s persecution of the church. Paul was in prison, he had just experienced a mass desertion by his supporters from Asia, and it is obvious he was not expecting to live much longer. In the second chapter, Paul pours out his heart to his dearly beloved son in the faith and delivers a challenging series of practical exhortations.
Every day we will be highlighting a new verse from II Timothy 2 on LivingTheJourney.com with an inspirational word from a member of the Journey team. As you check back each day, we encourage you to comment on what the Lord has taught you through your meditation on the verse.
All Journey alumni who successfully memorize II Timothy 2 and are able to quote the entire passage by memory before midnight, January 26, 2009 should have their father or mother call the Journey to the Heart office on January 27th or 28th. This will verify successful completion of The Challenge. The number is 630-323-9800 ext. 522.
God guarantees good success to those who meditate on His Word. (See Psalm 1; Joshua 1:8.) Paul made a similar promise to Timothy in his earlier letter, “Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all” (II Timothy 4:14).
Those who complete the requirements will also receive a $26 discount off of a 2009 Living the Journey Conference. Other rewards are a surprise and will be announced at the end of The Challenge.
The names of all those who have successfully met The Challenge will be published here at LivingTheJourney.com on January 31. Will you be on the list?
This morning as our family read a section of Psalm 119 together, I was impressed with David’s love for meditating on God’s Word. He writes, “Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word” (Psalm 119:148). Wow! That’s dedication. May each one of us share that same commitment to God and His Word!