Why Memorize Scripture?
As I have been thinking about biblical meditation (via Nathanael Ranew), it crucial to see its relationship to bible memorization. In his most recent “Taste and See” article, John Piper answers the question, “Why Memorize Scripture?” Here are his six answers to this question:
- Conformity to Christ
- Daily Triumph over Sin
- Daily Triumph over Satan
- Comfort and Counsel for People You Love
- Communicating the Gospel to Unbelievers
- Communion with God in the Enjoyment of His Person and Ways
I think these are very good answers, but do you have any others you can think of? Or, what has God taught you through Scripture memory?
For those interested in a very good guide for Scripture memory, check out Dr. Andy Davis’ “An Approach to the Extended Memorization of Scripture” which can be found here. Also, if you would like to listen how Piper memorizes Scripture, go here.