The memorization of God's Word is one of the excellent tools for spiritual maturity and development. This was the practice of the ancient Israelites. It was required of them as part of the education of their children to
memorize the Torah. King Solomon taught that "every word of God
is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him." (Proverbs
30:5) And Jesus revealed the sanctifying power of God's Word: "Sanctify
them by the truth; your word is truth." (John 17:17) Encourage your friends to memorize Scripture. Teach your children to memorize small portion and later to attempt to memorize larger segments. Memorization of the
Scriptures is even a blessing for spouses. Do it today!
Many of us when we were children were directed either by our parents
or Bible teacher to memorize certain portions of Scripture. Actually,
this is a good exercise for the mind. There are many benefits to
memorizing Scripture. Here is one of them: "I have stored up your
word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." (Psalm
119:11). Those of you who have memorized some texts, make the
commitment to continue to acquire new ones. If you have not memorized
Scripture before, begin today with your favorite Bible texts. You may
choose the translation of your choice or several translations if you
please. For those who are more adventures, get a hold of the original
Koine Greek text and memorize it. Now, that's a challenge!
We encourage you to challenge yourself to memorize as
much Scripture as possible. Come back and tell us your adventures as
you commit the Word of God to memory. Young and old, all are welcomed!
him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and
they did not love their lives to the death." (Revelation 12:11, NKJV)