I have been copying God’s Word on a daily basis for many years. In fact, this blog is the result of me looking for a Scripture Writing Schedule with a memory verse in it. I realized that while I was benefitting from just spending time in the scriptures, I wasn’t remembering what I wrote. So I started looking for a schedule that had a memory verse that I could write multiple days. That’s how I used to study for tests in school – I’d recopy my notes. It helps me remember things. And, whatever we write about each week is what I teach our Ladies’ Class on each Sunday morning. One day I hope to publish my class lessons. I’ve never enjoyed teaching as much as I do now. This week, the Scripture Writing Schedule is on “Windows.” Now, you might think that’s a strange topic, but I had no idea how many windows are mentioned in the Bible.
Paul was let down the wall by a window, escaping capture (II Cor. 11:33). Michal, David’s wife, looked out of her window with disgust for her husband’s exuberance at the ark of the Lord coming back into Jerusalem (II Samuel 6:16). Eutychus fell from a third story window, where he fell asleep listening to Paul preaching. When he was taken up for dead, this was a window of despair, yet Paul raised him from the dead, making it a window of power of God (Acts 20:7-10). Did you realize that the one window in the ark was their only source of light? (Genesis 6:16). How important was that window? Rahab let the two spies down by a cord through her window on the walls of Jericho. Following their instructions, she bound a scarlet rope from her window from that day until the time when the Israelites took the city, and the walls came “a tumbling down.” (Joshua 2:15 & 21). This was a window of hope and trust. And even after learning of the king’s edict, Daniel went into his house, his windows being open towards Jerusalem, kneeled down three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime (Daniel 6:10). What a window of faith this was!
The memory verse was Malachi 3:10, where the Lord said, “Will I not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” I love the thought of God opening windows in heaven and not sprinkling, not nonchalantly tossing – but pouring out so many blessings that we can’t even grab them all! There were windows of escape, disgust, despair, power, light, hope, trust, and faith all mentioned in God’s Word. Oh, the showers of blessings that are poured down from the windows of heaven upon us, for we are simply blessed, Courtney