SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION: (WHO ME??)
**Consider 2 questions (and answers) about
the discipline of Scripture Memorization:
1). Why should I Memorize Scripture and
then Meditate upon it??
A. It is God’s Word (communication) to us.
II Tim. 3:16,17, II Pet. 1:19-21, Heb. 4:1
B. We are commanded to ‘hide it in our
hearts’. Prov. 7:2,3, 3:3, Col.3:16,
Josh. 1:8, Phil. 4:8, Job 22:22
C. Jesus was a Scripture memorizer.
Mt. 4:4,7,10 & numerous other quotes
Believers R 2 B like Him in this way!!
I John 2:6, I Pet. 2:21
D. It will help keep you from yielding
to temptation and then sinning.
E. It will be valuable to your Christian
life in the following ways: II Tim. 3:16,17
1. In knowing doctrine & God’s will
2. Personal comfort & encouragement in
try-ing times – Ps.119:50
3. In witnessing to unsaved – II Tim. 3:15
4. Personal protection from supernatural
enemies – Eph. 6:10-17, *vs. 11 with 17
5. In personal growth & study – Rom. 12:2
6. In encouraging others – I Thess. 4:18
F. Great Promise: God will bless your
obedience in this area. Ps. 128:1
G. Memorizing is ‘for your good always’.
H. Not to be actively hiding the Word in
your heart is sin (Jas. 4:17)
2). How can I really get into the spiritual
discipline of Memorizing Scripture??
A. Believe these reasons why to do it are
true. Ps. 119:160
B. Desire to obey & Please God in this area.
C. PRAY (often) asking God’s wisdom & help.
Jas. 2:5, Ps. 25:3,4
D. Select a personal method of memorization.
*#*#DO IT DILIGENTLY DAILY ! ! ! #Prov. 23:12
*# Self-discipline with God’s help.
E. Establish personal accountability for it
with another person. Heb. 3:13
LIFE APPLICATION THOTS & QUESTIONS:
*Warning – watch out for adversary opposition
(I Pet.5:8) & laziness (Prov. 19:15)!
*A reason Not to memorize = 2 B A ‘show-off’
*Adults – help kids get into it, by your
personal example. (Great value to them)
?? Will you continue or begin memorizing
at least one verse per week?
Yes or No (God will help you!)
Will you start this week? _____
Who could be your S. M. accounta-
bility partner? _________
* Now Just DO IT diligently, daily!!