Beyond the Weekend

March 19 | I Will Invest

March 19, 2021


I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds. Psalm 77:11-12

Read: Psalm 77:11-12
Psalm 77


Asaph, the writer of Psalm 77, frequently uses the word “I” in the first half of the psalm. His focus is on his own feelings of anxiousness and abandonment. But his language in the second half changes to “you” as he turns his focus toward God and what he has done. Asaph emphasizes moving past our hurts and doubts to rest in the knowledge of God’s character.

Resting in the knowledge of God means first having some knowledge. As Pastor Buer points out we need to invest in spiritual knowledge the same way we build an emergency fund by putting coins in a piggy bank. And what we save up spiritually is directly connected to the Bible. This includes (1) reading the Bible to become familiar with it, (2) studying it to know and understand what it says and (3) memorizing verses for the Holy Spirit to bring to mind.

Making spiritual investments requires a plan. Watch this video clip as Pastor Buer explains the importance of The Row, The Chair, and memorizing scripture. When listening to a sermon take notes so it sinks in. Join a small group, do the homework and plan to attend every week. Commit to daily personal time with God to meditate on his Word, pray and journal. All of these are spiritual investments to serve you well when life gets difficult.


One way to get familiar with the Bible is to read through the New Testament with a plan. Our Beyond the Weekend is doing that this year. Find it here under In Your Chair Time Today. It’s not too late to start. Jump in today, read the passage and choose a verse or truth to meditate on.


Join us this year as we read through the New Testament.

Today’s reading is Luke 11.

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