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Happy the people the Lord has chosen to be His own.
I have many memories of this response to Psalm 33 being sung over the years. The setting and the words of the response seems to be permanently glued in my memory, with its rather bouncy and somewhat corny melody.
Which brings up a thought - are there certain verses or phrases of the Bible permanently glued in your memory? I do hope so. For the Bible truly is the living Word of God, active and inspirational and educational and food for the soul, the heart, and of course, for our faith.
I find those verses or phrases that are glued in my memory are touchstones for me in times of struggle. But when I really think about it, these phrases are touchstones for all the circumstances of my life - not just the difficult moments - but the joyful moments, the ordinary moments - all moments.
So, again, what are those phrases or verses of the Bible that are permanently glued in your memory? Today, recall them, pray them, and cherish them.