SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION: (WHO ME??)

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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.
Ps. 119:11
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’.
Deut. 6:24
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.
Ps. 40:8
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!!

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