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The Washington Monument

Engraved on the aluminum capstone is the Latin phrase Laus Deo, which means, “Praise be to God.” Lining the walls of the stairwell are carved tribute blocks that declare such biblical phrases as “Holiness to the Lord”, “Search the Scriptures”, “The memory of the just is blessed”, and “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Let’s look at some scriptures that speak about engraving or writing God’s word on our hearts and minds as they were engraved on The Washington Monument.

Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 7:3

Being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on the tablets of human hearts. 2 Corinthians 3:3

But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days, “declares the Lord,” I will put my law within them and on their hearts. I will write it; and I will be their God and they shall be my people. Jeremiah 31:33

Today ask God to give you a hunger for His word and make a daily commitment to study, get you a notebook and take notes daily. Begin to meditate on this verse:

This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. Joshua 1:8

Start today...take an active part going after God’s word. His word will be a lamp for the present and a light for your future. Psalm 119:105

Look up Psalm 119:130

Dave Stallman

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