Saturday, March 14, 2009

memorizing scripture

video

*transcript of the above video
VALUE OF MEMORIZING SCRIPTURE:
1) Memorizing scripture makes meditation possible at times when you can’t be reading the bible and meditation is the pathway to deeper understanding. If you’re going to meditate on the law of the Lord day and night, you need to have some of it in your head.

2) Memorizing scripture strengthens my faith because faith comes from hearing and hearing by the word of God and that happens when I am hearing the word in my head.

3) Memorizing scripture shapes the way I view the world by conforming my mind to God’s viewpoint on everything.

4) Memorizing scripture makes God’s word more readily accessible in overcoming temptation to sin because God’s warnings and promises are the way we conquer the lies, the deceitful lies of the devil.

5) Memorizing scripture guards my mind making it easier for me to detect error and the world is filled with error because the god of this world is a liar.

6) Memorizing scripture enables me to hit the devil in the face with a force he cannot resist, to protect myself and my family from his assaults. What are you hitting him with? He is millions of times stronger than you. And he hates you, and your family, and your marriage, and this church, and God. How anybody walks through this devil-ruled world without a sword in their hand is beyond me.

7) Memorizing scripture provides the strongest and sweetest words for ministering to others in need. Ever been caught off guard with someone you meet? You don’t need to be caught off guard.

8) Memorizing scripture provides the matrix for fellowship with Jesus because He talks to me here and NOWHERE else, but oh sweetly, powerfully, authentically, really speaks to me, here. And then I speak back to him in prayer. And if this (bible) is here (mind), then we can talk anywhere. And it’s sweet, very sweet.

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