I knew I wanted to write on scripture memorization today, but wasn't sure what I was going to say. I hadn't had a chance to sit down and really think on it (and still really don't have a lot of time). However, I did want to share that scripture memorization has been on my mind lately. I kept trying to explain away why we don't need to memorize scripture, as long as we are consistently in the Word.
But I'm starting to see how wrong that is. Because I realize that one reason I continue to believe lies I'm being told (either by myself, by others, or by satan) is because I don't have God's word hidden in my heart. It is not readily available for me to combat those lies.
When I believe that I shouldn't accept grace because I'm not worthy, I can recall that grace is given to me as a gift, even though I don't deserve it. But God wants me to receive this gift.
"For the wages of sin is death. But the gift of God is eternal life, in Christ Jesus our Lord." Rom. 6:23
(I memorized that verse from listening to Seeds Family Worship. I couldn't tell you any verses on grace).
It's a lie that we don't need to memorize scripture because we need to "hide God's Word in our hearts, so that we might not sin against Him". (Psalm 119:11).
To know things by heart, we must meditate and mull over them again and again.
It is through memorizing scripture that I will know Him by heart.
Journey with me?