Helps for Memorizing

I’ve been encouraged by two pamphlets on memorizing Scripture from Desiring God Ministries. The first is general suggestions for memorizing Scripture, and the second is advice on memorizing longer sections.  Here are some of the benefits of Scripture memory, from the Bethlehem Baptist website:

Why Memorize the Bible?

Memorization works on our hearts to cultivate Christ-like character, it helps us to resist temptation, and it enhances our prayer and worship. Here are a few more reasons—straight from Scripture. Memorizing …

  • Is one of the most effective ways to “meditate” on the Word of God “day and night” (Joshua 1:8).
  • Helps us treasure God’s Word in our hearts that we might not sin against the him (Psalm 119:11).
  • Allows us to meditate on the Lord in the “night watches” (Psalm 63:6) so that we can regard all his ways (Psalm 119:15).
  • Helps us in evangelism making the Word of truth readily available to build our own and others’ faith—since “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).

Let us hide God’s word in our hearts, brothers and sisters (Ps. 119:11)!

SDG,
Ezra

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