My son, do not forget my teaching. Let your heart keep my words. For they will add to you many days and years of life and peace.
There's something to say about retention. We are instructed to remember God's Word not only in mind but also in our hearts. If we do so, God's promise is life and peace. We are called not only to know God's Word but to live by His Word. Think back when you were in 3rd grade. How much do you remember of what you were taught? What about Algebra class in jr high or high school? Retaining what you learn takes effort. How do you do that?
First, by praying in God's Word, ask the Holy Spirit to keep God's Word ever present in your heart and mind. (John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so the shining-greatness of the Father may be seen in the Son. Yes, if you ask anything in My name, I will do it.)
Second, study God's Word daily in partnership with the Holy Spirit and put His wisdom to work in your life. Don't just memorize His Word, live it! (1 John 2:27 Christ gave you the Holy Spirit and He lives in you. You do not need anyone to teach you. The Holy Spirit is able to teach you all things. What He teaches you is truth and not a lie. Live by the help of Christ as the Holy Spirit has taught you.)
Third, Trust in God to reveal His truth in your life. (Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not trust in your own understanding.)
Luke 1:37 For with God nothing will be impossible.” Trust in God in helping you not only forget His teaching but put His truth into action by keeping His Word in your heart!
Thank you Father for your truth and promises to always help us rely on your Word in our lives. May we shine your light for all to see your goodness! In Jesus name, Amen!