“Receive , I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.”–Job 22:22
Concealed carry has become popular in the last few years, and for good reason– we live in a dangerous world! But there is something even more important than that. The Psalmist spoke of it when he said, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.”( Ps.119:11). When I became a Christian just about every pastor stressed the need for Bible memorization. Today we never hear anything about it, and we are paying a high price for our neglect!
The daily devotional, “Turning Point” said,”The human brain is arguably the climax of God’s creation, the most incredible invention in His universe. It’s a fabulous, living super-computer with unfathomable circuitry and unimaginable complexity, a collection of billions of neurons, each as complex as a small computer. They’re all interconnected, and one scientist said that the number of connections within one human brain rivals the number of stars and galaxies in the entire universe.
With a brain like that, you can memorize Scripture. In fact, Scripture memory is the most therapeutic thing you can do with and for your brain. In the days before the printing press, many people didn’t have access to their own copies of the Bible; so they memorized vast portions of God’s Word. How tragic that now, with all our modern versions and translations, we’re memorizing it less and less.
It’s important to memorize Scripture in order to stand strong during life’s difficult circumstances. When you have Bible verses inscribed in your mind, you’re carrying a concealed weapon. You’re wielding the sword of the Spirit. Find a passage today and begin laying up His words in your heart.”
Dallas Willard wrote, “Bible memorization is absolutely fundamental to spiritual formation. If I had to choose between all the disciplines of the spiritual life, I would choose Bible memorization.” Think about it!