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Search the Scriptures

From Charles Spurgeon – Morning and Evening, June 09. To urge on our children who have always had the Word of God.
“Search the Scriptures.”—John 5:39.
HE Greek word here rendered search signifies a strict, close, diligent, curious search, such as men make when they are seeking gold, or hunters when they are in earnest after game. We must not rest content with having given a superficial reading to a chapter or two, but with the candle of the Spirit we must deliberately seek out the hidden meaning of the word.

Holy Scripture requires searching—much of it can only be learned by careful study. There is milk for babes, but also meat for strong men.The rabbis wisely say that a mountain of matter hangs upon every word, yea, upon every title […]

Advice to a 13-Year Old Who Wants to Go Deeper in the Word

John Piper has published a letter he wrote to a 13-year old girl that wanted to go deeper in the Scripture. His suggestions:

1. Read the Bible as a whole. Use a Bible Reading Plan like the Discipleship Journal plan to keep track of where you are reading.

2. Focus on some unit of Scripture to go deeper.

You might want to do this through memorization.

Or write that section out long-hand.

3. Get a good study bible like the ESV Study Bible and use it.

4. Pray as you come to the word: Incline my ear, Open my eyes, Unite my heart.

Share this with your children. Read the whole thing.

An Easy Secret to Memorizing Large Portions of Scripture

I have recently come across an article on a great way to memorize large portions of Scripture. I recommend reading the whole article. But the core of the article is this–read the passage aloud 50 times. The benefits? The author of the article writes:

I discovered that I had already memorized most of the passage I was trying to learn before I ever really started to try to memorize it.
I found out that the process of reading a passage over and over again in-and-of-itself became a wonderful means of God working his grace in my life.  I wasn’t just learning words, I was thinking about where the passage was going.  God used it to help me understand the passage better, to think about its implications in my life, […]

Memorizing Long Sections of Scripture – Repost

Since we are focusing on memorizing Scripture, I thought it would be good to do a repost from a couple of years ago. Chap

Memorizing Scripture is an excellent means of grace to our souls. We can memorize individual verses for specific times. And we can memorize long passages of Scripture to meditate on the flow of the thought of the speaker or writer. But how to memorize long sections of Scripture? One of the most helpful treatments I have found on this subject is a pamphlet by Dr. Andrew Davis.  His suggested method boils down to this:

1. Recite  yesterday’s verse 10 times. Make sure to recite the reference.

2. Recite all of the Scripture that you have memorized including yesterday’s verse.

3. Read today’s verse 10 times […]

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8 More Benefits of Memorizing Scripture

 

1 Memorizing Scripture will help me be prosperous and fruitful. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth but meditate on it day and night so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8. And on his law he meditates day and night…whatever he does prospers. Psalm 1:3. Sin leads us to fruitlessness and failure. God’s word within leads to spiritual prosperity and fruitfulness.
2. Memorizing Scripture will help me parent better. These commands that I give you today are to be on your heart. Deuteronomy 6;6 God says the way to love him and influence our children is for us to have the words on our heart. […]

7 Benefits of Memorizing Scripture

1. Memorizing Scripture will help me fight temptation. But answered, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 Here Jesus fights off temptation (three times!) by replying, “It is written.” Jesus quoted memorized Scripture from the Old Testament. Scripture will help us fight off temptation.
2, Memorizing Scripture will help me witness. “But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel…” Acts 2:16. Three times, Peter quoted memorized Scripture from the Old Testament in his spontaneous Pentecost sermon. How many times have you fumbled over your own words when you could have asked someone about a Scripture.
3. Memorizing Scripture will keep me from being conformed to this world. Do […]

Memorizing Long Sections of Scripture

Memorizing Scripture is an excellent means of grace to our souls. We can memorize individual verses for specific times. And we can memorize long passages of Scripture to meditate on the flow of the thought of the speaker or writer. But how to memorize long sections of Scripture? One of the most helpful treatments I have found on this subject is a pamphlet by Dr. Andrew Davis.  His suggested method boils down to this:

1. Recite  yesterday’s verse 10 times. Make sure to recite the reference.

2. Recite all of the Scripture that you have memorized including yesterday’s verse.

3. Read today’s verse 10 times out loud, looking at the words to photograph each in your memory. Be sure to recite the reference after it.

4. Now close the Bible […]

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