Part 3 of DISCIPLESHIP Series

Scripture Memory is out of style these days. Perhaps it is because its hard and we are a culture that likes everything easy. Maybe we are just too busy to memorize. Some even try to discard it as rote repitition that is considered less effective than comprehension and perhaps even harmful. Many today contend that scripture memory is not effective because it doesn’t encourage thinking and therefore doesn’t impact the heart.

I agree! I agree that if ALL we did was rote memory, we’d be bad off! But to dismiss scripture memory on the basis that if ALL we did was rote memory is to push a beneficial spiritual discipline to its extreme and then reject it as though the extreme is all it offers.

Let me suggest three reasons I believe Scripture Memory is essential to discipleship:

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One Comment:

  1. Karl, your comments about Bible memory are refreshing to me. The fact that your published this post in September and no one has commented on it until now (mid-March) may give credibility to your opening line, “Scripture memory is out of style . . .”

    I am a big proponent of Bible memory for children. It is too important and too powerful to “go out of style.” I believe the heart is still the place God intends His Word to be . . .

    “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children . . .” (Deuteronomy 6:6,7).

    “Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds . . .” (Deuteronomy 11:18)

    “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly . . .” (Colossians 3:16).

    I’d be honored if you would read my blog about Bible memory for children. Follow this: http://shapeinsideout.wordpress.com/

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