“And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought
how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same
hour what ye ought to say.” – Luke 12:11-12
How many of us have had an experience of forgetting something? At times it seems that the harder
we try to remember, the more elusive the answer is. A modern term for this problem is “brain fade.”
Someone told me about objects being absentmindedly put into the freezer, where they really did not
belong, and at times I have caught myself trying to put away something in a wrong place. Our minds are
on other things, apparently, when we make these mistakes.
Given how frustrating it can be to mislay an item and later realize we have done something foolish
with it, today’s focus verse should cause us all to breathe a sigh of relief! Not everyone is adept at
memorizing Bible verses, but God’s Word states that the Holy Spirit will bring Scriptures to mind when
we need them.
Years ago on my job, I experienced the promise in our focus verse firsthand. One young lady I
worked with believed that we all sin every day and have no power over it. She quoted to me the Bible
verse that says, “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). I was only
seventeen years old at the time and not at all adept at quoting Scriptures to people. In fact, I had only been
a Christian for about two years. However, when she made this statement, the Lord brought to my mind
that the verse says “all have sinned,” not “all are sinning.” I do not know if she took this to heart when I
explained it to her, but I was glad to have the opportunity of letting her know what the Scripture meant.
Scripture is the most important thing for us to remember. It guides our pathway ahead, helps us to
keep from sinning, and tells us how God would have us to live. The Holy Spirit will bring the right words
to our minds when we need them, but He will also let us do our part by studying and meditating on His
Word regularly. With His promises hidden deep in our hearts, we will not have to fear spiritual “brain