Memorizing Scripture

I am grateful to find that Andrew Davis’ An Approach to the Extended Memorization of Scripture remains available for free at the First Baptist Church of Durham (NC) website. This resource has been helpful to me in teaching others to memorize whole books of the Scriptures or small portions of Scripture. Davis makes a good case for the memorizing entire books of the Bible; his method makes is possible (if we will seek grace from the Lord to be found diligent). Davis writes,

“[T]his benefit does not merely bless US in our own growth and development, but it becomes a treasure trove for the growth of the church as well. The Scripture memorizer will be used mightily by God to teach and encourage other Christians, with an apt word from the perfect Word of God: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom…” (Colossians 3:16) How better can you obey Colossians 3:16 than by Scripture memorization? The “word of Christ” will indeed “dwell in you richly” as you memorize it, and then work it over in your mind through meditation. Then you will most certainly be useful to God to “teach and admonish” another brother or sister. Scripture builds the Church to its final doctrinal and practical maturity (Ephesians 4:13-16), and God uses those who memorize it to do this building in a powerful and eternally fruitful way.”

 

 

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