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Scripture Memorization

Vikram Panchal

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  • April 16, 2011
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him the fifth by the second last session off our series on practical spirituality and our focus today will be on Scripture memory of everything I want to look at with you is the need for Scripture memories aligning the Scripture memory anyways I see text for today comes from Romans chapter twelve verses one and two and this is in the King James version as well says ICQ therefore brethren by the mercies of God that you present your bodies a living sacrifice holy acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service now the key words here are living sacrifice that you may seem like a contradiction of terms right to sacrifice be living at the same time all was making reference back to the will the Google system where there were animal sacrifices that were present before God in the sanctuary however one of the sacrifices that was made was that he agreed offering now green often doesn't involve any blood on doesn't involve any dad it was effectively offering which represented consecration before God so any Israelite who wanted to consecrate himself or herself for God to bring the great agreed offering and the worst sacrifice comes from the Latin any confidential words which means me secret wrestler policy offering yourselves your bodies as a living sacrifice he thinks offering yourself as a consecration to make yourself sacred before God offering yourself completely equally before God continues as well in verse two and he don't conform to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God now if you can coming want to the last recession suite five we find that Paul has consistently exactly what to turn away from but even that doesn't just leave you there what were the first is that he says be not born into this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God now the worker informed is a Greenberg which is since June nineteenth oh nine which means the conform to be seen by or live after the pattern of this world the policy don't be molded after the things of this world to be patterned after the things of this world instead he says be transformed and worker transformation in green is meant to more fees on my and that's where we get our English word metamorphosis from right which essentially means the change in form be transformed entirely completely by Andy doesn't tell us what exactly but by the renewing of your mind so this is here are the type of hottie Cassie become conformed while here tells us what to do but he doesn't tell us how to go about doing it that's what we have to compare Scripture with Scripture not if you do John chapter seventeen Andrew seventeen Jesus here said sanctified and I like to thy word is truth rights upon the be transformed by the renewing of your mind but how are you transformed by the renewing of your mind how do we experience it in John chapter seventeen percent teen Jesus himself gives is the key he says besides if I buy the truth thy word is truth in other words if we want to do things true sanctification because by the word of God the truth is found in the word of God Psalms one nineteen verse one of five said thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path right so the word of God him easy for must become corrupted when they are not centered upon God 's word whenever we please into our minds whatever mental pictures we allowed to come into our minds influences what racing thinking about what we think about influences our actions our behavior and if we performed this behavior is a certain set of number of times over and over again turns into how to set up house together it forms a character secondary root of it we need to change our thoughts we need to be transformed by the renewing of our mind that we need prove what is that good and acceptable acceptable and perfect will of God now here is an interesting quote on a conference for prophecy Ellen White's writings and I found this in an article and Bible echo in October check the chapter one October first eighteen eighty nine again history but to use that here those who dishonor their mind and affections by pleasing than where God were to forbid will not scruple to dishonor God by various species of idolatry and he will be left to their vile affections notices though it is necessary to guard the thoughts to spend the soul about the injunctions of God 's holy word and to guard constantly against being betrayed into sin since clearly I was talking about on being transformed by the renewing of your mind by saying it is important for it is necessary to go I thought to fit the soul about the injunctions of God 's holy word so noticed that he laid the renewing of your mind with the Word of God right in other words using the word of God is instead was a blockade to prevent anything that's in your from entering into your mind okay so we've looked at the need for Scripture memory right because it cleanses our minds as a allows you thought they're not of this world that comes directly from the word of God you're taking the job the past data unit entered into my and replacing it with new data from the word of God okay so we've looked at the need for Scripture memory what about the reasons for Scripture memory the first and most important reason is the manuscript memory in Proverbs chapter seven versus one to three assess there my son keep my words and treasure my commands within you can't let them live in my law at the apple of your eye by the money fingers right among the tables of the heart similarly in Deuteronomy chapter eleven verses eighteen to twenty one mastering their if you have your Bibles Deuteronomy Chapter 11 verses eighteen to twenty one and I'm going to read from new King James version Jeremy Chapter 11 verses eighteen to twenty one it says here therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul and bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as focus between your eyes you shall teach them to your children speak of them when you sit in your house when you walk by the way when you like down and when you rise up so how important what to talk about the word of God to have the word of God we open our hearts meditate upon God 's word wherever you go it is clear according to Melissa 's instructions are more specifically according to God 's instructions that we are talk about it where ever we are when we are with our friends we're talking meditating on God 's word when we are doing Bible study got to talk to meditate upon God 's word it is supposed to be a rule of life subset guards are still against anything that is impure anything that is worldly from entering into our hearts and into our minds some got one what is the story even than us to himself weeping prophet the fatal prophet of God as Job chapter twenty two versus ninety two season please instruction is not only his words in your heart soon your children is meeting with God 's people on the intellect that process I went on a true value he pleads with them receive these instruction from his mouth and layup his words in your heart know anything Joseph Smith 's words in your heart and not just in your mind tell if you've been here for the last couple of sessions yesterday especially with him we would ask gone into this in more depth and I'll be going over that again with you in a couple of minutes the reason why God wants his Word in our hearts is that it is not just a mere intellectual understanding is that is something that we read and understand or comprehend we want in our heart that we've internalized the word of God and becomes easy for us to do it right if someone tells you to do something you can do it intellectually but if you have any apart rupees becomes much easier writer John fourteen verse fifteen Jesus said if you love me keep my commandments Jesus could have just to keep my commandments but if you log on with your heart with your soul it becomes easy to keep his commandments obedience comes naturally it is not course okay I will also not chapter twenty verse nineteen to twenty months ago went through the great commission with us but I'm just a read through it again Jesus says here anything further Matthew chapter twenty eight verses nineteen and twenty Jesus says Cooley therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I command you and though I'm with you always he is sitting and all the age see what I want to look at here is not as many different viewers in the great commission the one I want to focus on is the word to radio from green which translated into English means observe all week also translated as he will be specifically it could also mean keep under guard keep under custody that's what the word material are observed actually is better defined as now if you got concordance you can look for the word observe or you could look for the word to radio in green and you will find that there is an interesting passage where the words review is used in that chapter sixteen verse twenty three now NSF sixteen verse twenty three it is a story of where all stylists are imprisoned and this is a story of the Philippian jailer who eventually becomes converted and Philippian jailer is given specific clear-cut instructions to buy Paul and Silas in shackles and chains so that they cannot move so that they cannot be set free the work more binding than is the words right so long Silas are to be so firmly bound by these chains that they cannot be let go in other words when he is aware to everyone out in the great commission Jesus as they think teaching them to observe Serio all things whatsoever I recommended he said I wish Jesus is saying is that the word of God in your mind says that it cannot escape the word of God and custody the word of God under guard so type in your mind that cannot be set free that's what Jesus means when he says all observe all things the very last menu shut the very last detail hold it in your mind so that it cannot escape the second reason is that it helps us in overcoming temptations knocking David we no not a perfect man he said many times before yet it was setting the part for many of us as a presenting the person viewed after God he had a heart long after God and we talked about that in our prior sessions this love is looking to discover his secret is also nineteen verse nine eleven he says whoever thought silly young men cleanses leave by taking he thereto according to thy word because verse eleven by word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against the writer Jean David said I don't want to sin any longer he permitted up within themselves fifty one when he committed adultery with Bathsheba changing as I want and move on I want to meet freedom from sin I want to meet victory over sin something data set by hiding the word of God is our team now had experience whereby we can overcome sin okay and we also know nothing Chapter four verses one to eleven this is when Jesus was being tempted in the wilderness by Satan the presentations in every temptation Jesus responded back by thinking it is written right three times he responded by passing it is written and that format before Bruce verses one to eleven report records the temptations of Jesus and how he is able to overcome than using the word of God now Jesus did not have the Torah with them is carrying around in the wilderness he had the word of God and Biden is my it was memorized in his heart so that when time of temptation came he could confront Satan with the word of God it is fascinating to note I see the look in the Gospels Matthew John Matthew Mark Luke and John there are over forty three instances recorded in the Gospels where Jesus directly quotes Scripture Old Testament are receiving the assessment had not been him that since you were in the room we invite in his mind in other words pipeline was saturated with Scripture it has also been observed that the Gospels describe Christ as the perfect representative of Israel repeat the history of the old covenant people so in other words Christ was the anti- type of Israel where Israel failed Christ succeeded and how do I succeed he's succeeded by memorizing the word of God and being able to use it against the devil okay we also know that in the three times requested it is ready he's quoting directly from Deuteronomy the first reference is in Deuteronomy chapter eight verse three the second reference is in Deuteronomy chapter six verse sixteen and the third reference is in Deuteronomy chapter six in verse thirteen each time of crisis it is written he's quoting directly from Deuteronomy now in the time that Israel a process from God when they were living in rebellion they could have also overcomes the behest of the heat in the word of God now the book of Deuteronomy was probably most likely written in the time that Israel was in the wilderness by Moses himself so the way that Christ overcame sin she is exactly the same method that was already available to the Israelites the only thing is that the Israelites did not make a video of what was already given to them the rich resources that revealed on God 's word be not me you saw Jesus confronted the enemy using exactly the same school using exactly the same weapon which is the word of God so Christ fortified his memory in preparation for battle with the anniversary I also not only at the start of his ministry but also at the close of his ministry him crisis with Scripture when he's on the cross he makes reference that sums write in science Chapter twenty two verse one he was directly from their sons chapter thirty one verse five South chapter twenty two verse thirty one and is also fourth statement like that I thirst that comes possibly from John chapter nineteen verse twenty eight desperate crisis actors that he's quitting indirectly from Psalms twenty two verse fifteen chapter sixty nine versus twenty one BC Christ was an was a form of David and anti- typical David is no doubt because there is no other Old Testament character like David who declared a stronger devotion to the words of God than David himself uneasy throughout the sons yesterday we were talking about how David Long to spend time with God hardest heart cried out for God high Thurston for God David was clearly a man after God 's own heart and there is no doubt that Jesus himself would be the anti- type of David because he himself tries being the incarnate son of God would also have to like laundry for his father being separated from his father here on earth nothing sinister a result that help Jesus the health data through his darkest times also help Jesus through his darkest times as well which is the word of God reason for memorizing Scripture is that it gives us power and prayer in John chapter fifteen percent and Jesus says he'll buy me and my words abide in you ye shall ask what you will as shall be done unto you so in other words Jesus is saying that it in your prayer you ask for something specifically it will be done unto you now you would desire for all the answer is the reason hands right thing is that Jesus gives us a condition everything we ask that God will be answered as long as our will is in harmony with the will of God and that will only be natural if we abide in Christ and Christ advises us that Christ is the Word of God is the word of God abides in us and we abide in the word of God then our will will be in complete harmony with the will of God which is found in his word but you definitely will only naturally desire to ask for the things that are in harmony with God 's will that are in accordance with God 's will but he does and he says I is the reason is that it gives us guidance in life ideas have thirty first twenty one Hebrews chapter five verses thirteen and fourteen the key verses memory can give us guidance in our life important decisions we need to me the first reason is that it gives us power in witnessing now if every Bible service native Congress chapter twenty two versus seventeen to twenty one province chapter twenty two versus seventeen to twenty one and when I was reading through these verses is partly because there's a direct connection between memorizing the word of God and being more effective in your witnessing the progress chapters twenty two verses seventeen to twenty one greetings from new King James says incline your year and hear the words of the wise and apply your heart to my knowledge for it is a pleasant thing if you keep them where they need right so God is saying apply your heart to my knowledge which is found in his word and keep it within you memorize it let them all be fixed upon your lips trust may be in the Lord I have trusted by the destructive use of the even you have not written to you excellent things of consuls and knowledge that I mean me you know the certainty of the words of truth to me as a words of truth to those who send to you focus on Isleworth I said that he is getting us this knowledge he wants us to laid out in a heart and in our minds so that when we are asked the reason for the we can immediately have a reason for answering now I remember when I was working as a Bible worker prior to coming here to Andrews one of the things I found beneficial by Scripture memory is that we know that the Holy Spirit indwelling of the Holy Spirit or the influence of the Holy Spirit is in essence being filled with the word of God if you want to be filled with the Holy Spirit is memorizing the words got internalizing it and applying it to your daily life such that you are filled with the Spirit of God because remember the function of the Holy Spirit is to bring to remembrance but God has already given to us in his word right so Jesus says in John fourteen percent he says and I will send you another comforter which is the Holy Ghost whom the father will send in my name which shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance whatsoever I has had unto you know the word of Christ is already recorded in his word the function of the Holy Spirit was to simply bring back to remember is what was already in the word of God since we haven't would've gotten on my the spirit of God is able to work more effectively through us that is in essence the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is not just a mysterious form of the Holy Spirit somehow many manifesting itself within us is not that this very constant so I just knew it dwells within us but it is the word of God that night in her mind so that the were set Holy Spirit to bring back to remember is already committed to our memory is most effectively by immersing ourselves in the word of God that's what needs to be filled with the Holy Spirit if you look at concept fifty one versus ten to thirteen David is making the heart cry for God just after his sin was nice enough to get results up to fifty one versus ten to fifteen percent to thirteen unjust phentermine from their weekly success create in me a clean heart of God and renew a steadfast spirit within the do not cast me away from your presence and do not see your Holy Spirit away from me this to me the joy of your salvation and a quilt made by your generous spirit that we like to transgress as you raised and then shall sinners be converted unto you but this was a clear set is a clear procedure when we repent of our sins when we allow the word of God dwell in him I makes us more effective as witnesses for Christ six reason for why should memorize Scripture of the reason for Scripture memory is that it is a strength for the end times and another read this passage on the Internet later but a great passage is Revelation chapter three verses ten to eleven the seventh reason is that it helps us overcome the deceptions of Satan the Vegas reference me happier is from his Ephesians chapter six verses ten to twenty which is talking about the armor of God Paul wanted us not to be ill-equipped when we go into warfare remember we're all soldiers for Christ we are all engaged in spiritual battle whether we like it or not it is the essence of being a genuine Christian you are in spiritual warfare therefore if you're going into the battlefield it does not meet who without any longer on you chances are you're not survive very long that will advise us if you want to overcome the deceptions of Stephen we need in the sword of the spirit right because that's the only way we can fight against the wiles of the devil and therefore estimates in Ephesians chapter six verses twenty to twenty were positive take a little longer sexy mediums with event against the wiles of the devil sounds up to thirty seven versus thirty to thirty one is another reference that sounds after thirty seven versus thirty two thirty one is also conference on chapter one nineteen forty two a case where the move along the eighth and final reason and there am sure many other reasons as well and the last season over us here is that it enables us to come close to the heart of Jesus if you look at John chapter one verse one the Bible says in the beginning was the word and the Word was with God and the Word was God similarly in verse twelve fourteen the Bible talks about how the word now becomes less in other words Jesus Christ the Word of God incarnated himself became flesh and dwelt among us right if you look at exited we find that Gothic building a sanctuary that I may dwell among my people from the beginning of time God is one has wanted to dwell among us and so this is the final revelation where Jesus himself comes in our own human flesh and that's recorded in John chapter one the very first chapter so in other words when Christ the Word of God became flesh she was in essence the word of God in flesh right that the word of God is also in the Scriptures industry in the sacred Bible Jesus himself is manifested in the word of God if we don't take the word of God him to our minds are in essence taking Christ putting him within us the uninformed into the divine nature now nothing that we are becoming divine who we are becoming more like Jesus in terms of this character like taking Christ 's word and putting it within us such that we are transformed by the renewing of our minds so it is unclear the importance of Scripture memory and Augustine John chapter five verse thirty nine Jesus himself that since the Scriptures for then he think you have eternal life and they are they which testify of me right as the Scriptures testify of me he's making reference to the Old Testament here the New Testament not been written season making reference to the Torah surprises when you search the Bible in every aspect in every word it reflects the face of Jesus in our sessions we were talking about how the word of God is nothing more than a mere reflection of the feast of Christ and reflect his character perfectly suited to the word of God put it in your mind you're taking the character of Jesus and putting them into you suspect your transformed into Christ himself you're putting on his character and taking away the things of this world now what the Scripture memory leak to which is even more important in Colossians chapter one verse nine Paul is here and I'm reading from new King James version for this reason we also since the day we heard it do not cease to pray for you and that she might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding something that I earnestly praying for you all tired to have people for in Christ very own image in our process we talked about how call Paul mission in life 's mission statement is found in Colossians one you need and twenty nine office whom we preach warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus will visit in life was to present every single man every single woman perfect in Christ Jesus which means taking the word of God internalizing it says that we are transformed into Christ's express image itself so the first important point is knowledge we need to know the word of God okay and I comes from studying the word of God and that's fact that the word and see if we just haven't merely intellectual understanding of God 's word is a mere knowledge is not the movie tiny transformation I know secular people who memorized the entire Bible but yet you don't believe in Christ and so too are the themes on it it's is confounding Hockney memorized Scripture study the Bible and still not believing God himself so clearly and knowledge of the Bible is not sufficient you need more than that as well continues to be filled with the knowledge office will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding the second key step beyond knowledge is to have an understanding of God 's word which means taking that knowledge converting into principles such that we know how the word of God applies to personally be on understanding we now need to convert it into wisdom wisdom is that application applying the word of God so firstly you know the word of God you try make sense of it like taking out the principles that are found in his word and then certainly you fight your life a disciple is no more than someone who lives out the word of God anyone can know God 's word is true disciple will seek for ways to provide word of God so that he can live it out that's what true disciple is him only class I one hundred and ninety feet and he receives that knowledge understanding followed by wisdom which is application no wonder then that Martin Luther said here in this quotation Martin Luther was a great German reformer who caused the world is that he can be turned upside down when he caused Bible to be translated into the common language of the people and here he says you may as well reading and hearing the word of God and give it to the devil if you do not desire to live according to it now those are strong words some clearly Martin figures think he may as well just give it quit reading the Bible could hearing the word of God and give it to the devil if you do not desire to live according to it that's how important it is to live by the word of God no wonder Jesus that that's not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeded out of the month of God right crisis you cannot live just by your knowledge you need to live it up by the word of God and that the true motivation know the first thing we need to look at is meditation we hopped him yet he will be the word of God and become if we first don't know it and understand it understanding of the meditation which make Scripture memory profitable so the first thing we want to do is look at the importance of meditation understanding God 's word on everything your Bible to Joshua chapter one and verse a sister church chapter one and verse eight again I'm reading from new King James Bible is these words you'll see a recurrence of the same thing again and again through Scripture Joshua chapter one and verse eight says here this book of the loss shall not are you shall meditate in it day and night that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it for then you will make you a prosperous and then you will have good success sincere uses a keyword meditate not just having your mind in terms of knowledge to meditate upon God 's word allowed not to speak to you through his word and therefore you will have you will be prosperous and you will have good success in every single person we looking at visiting meditation upon God 's word leads to a blessing sure Joshua says he will be prosperous and you will have good success the sauce of the dishonest chapter one verses two and three subchapter one verses two and three second reliving its own chapter one verses two and three and it says here I'm usually line it says Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly nor stand in the path of sinners nor sits in the seat of the start scornful but his delight is in the law of the Lord and in his law he meditates day and night notice the corresponding blessing for meditating on God 's word in verse three he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit in it even as we shall also not whether and whatever he does shall prosper a tremendous blessing for meditating upon God 's word whatsoever you do will prosper think about the great people of the Old Testament I think of Josh I think of Joseph I think Daniel these men were men of great ability him meditate upon God 's word being tested as the foremost principle or rule of their life therefore God was able to cross within and we that he was not able to either Israelites with my reviews they can be the same as us as well there is no distinction between one person and another if you truly want to excel in your walk with God if you want to experience prosperity so to speak not necessarily in well but in your walk with God if you want to have a greater influence on other people and be meant to price then she is meditation on God 's word allow God 's word to saturate your market your mind says that it dwells within you also none hubris comes from presidency Chapter four verse fifteen assess himself meditate upon these things give thyself wholly to them that are profiting may appear to all agreement meditating upon God 's word you will profit and it will be apparent to everyone else for this chapter four verse eighty quality and says finally my brethren whatsoever things are true whatsoever things are honest whatsoever things are just whatsoever things are pure whatsoever things are lovely whatsoever things are of good report if there be any virtue and thirty any reason meditation upon these things serve your gods were clearly gives an injunction to memorize word meditate upon it but this is not where it ends though the second or the first set is application which implies wisdom in Proverbs chapter one and verse seven the Bible says the fear of God is the beginning of knowledge or wisdom right 's fear of God is the beginning of knowledge or wisdom will transform through meditation we will desire to follow through in obedience to God 's word when we meditate upon it we are internal the word we need to test level backfield being it and putting it into daily practice so separate living out the word of God okay and places the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge for the beginning of wisdom right because when you fear God you respect and you reverence his madness any desire to put it into practice and in his first annual Chapter fifteen verses twenty two regular turn there as well because this is a fascinating passage that Seidl at the shares with King Saul just after he tells all that he's been rejected as the king of Israel so the first Samuel chapter fifteen and Bruce twenty two the Bible says here societal set has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord behold to obey is better than sacrifice and he then the fact of friends but you should get federal tells us that to obey is better than sacrifice it is not just a mindless ritual is not just mindless Bible study is not just mindless prayer or mindless witnessing God was put into obedience and sellers this so we do it out of the right motive it becomes a delight for us is not something we're doing because we feel forced into it but because we delight to do it wonder that in science Chapter forty verse eight King David himself said I do like to do thy will my God United law is in my heart Katie Wood was able to delight in doing God 's will because it invited people it is hard and also in John chapter fourteen verse fifteen Jesus says if you love me keep my commandments and because natural when you love someone it becomes natural to me than him as a chapter seven percent the Bible says for as prepared as part to see the law of the Lord and to do it teach in Israel statutes and judgments firstly as were prepared as part to do it in other words good intermediate education Israel statutes and judgments so can you see that there is a link here as a preventative part to receive God 's word even put it into practice he did and then he is able to teach Israel statutes and judgments you cannot teach someone to be God if you are not being awkward yourself first so as I went through the steps first and foremost as if you look at Romans chapter two verse thirteen let's turn their weekly Romans chapter two and verse thirteen the Bible says here is chapter two verse thirteen for the hearers of the law are jobs in the sight of God but the doers of the law will be justified so you can go to limitless sermons in concert to as many seminars as possible best hearing the word of God is not sufficient if you are not a doer of the law if you're not a doer of the work because it is only those who will be justified in the sight of God Riverside and said to me is better and sacrifice okay so what I also want to share is that ultimately obedience be free to this is beautiful because it says here actually believe his verse this quotation first from Ellen White associate Bible at oh October first eighteen eighty nine and this is a very serious message for us especially at this knows what she says here many will be purged of from the number of those who him or not sci-fi by in other words the thing that many believers within the church will pass the groups out out of the church because they just know the truth they had not been satisfied by not internalized the word of God by meditating upon it by putting it into active zealous practice facility also says the truth must be brought into their hearts sanctifying them in cleansing from all earthly this is sexuality and the most private like have you ever wondered by Paul says in Hebrews for the word of God is living and particle and sharper than any two-edged sword piercing even to the division of soul and spirit and of joints and marrow and is a disorder of thought and intent of the bar where God pierces deep within your soul so that they can see discover what is in the innermost private life only the word of God get access to the park where no one else can read the word of God 's heart was headed treating and therefore LMI says it cleanses us from all earthly necessary to the most private life when we decide to be the word of God is the freedom genuine freedom unless your desire to speech freedom freedom from Earth Venus freedom from sensuality freedom from the last of this world and that can only be found by memorizing the word of God internalizing it and applying it in your daily life newsletter sums chapter one nineteen verse thirty five says in the NIV version direct me in the past popular commands for their assigned this chapter one nineteen verse thirty two King David again said I run in the top of the command for you have set my heart we can David realized that by keeping the commandments of the Lord is the him me him out of mindless ridicule I can check with Rita God commanded that is yes I can keep my commandments King David that was a Nevada heart religion you follow through in the past everything that because you have set my heart free busy liberation when it comes to keeping the commandments genuinely in the week right intended us to keep his command who is also the first is in Psalms one nineteen versus forty five to forty seven again reading from the NIV version I will blog about it freedom Fry has sought out your precepts I will speed up your statues before King I will not be put to shame for I do like in your command because I love them so that your identity minimizes Edwina Hart religion we need the desire to love God 's precepts in order for us to be effective for Christ sounds nineteen versus seventeen eighty reading from the NIV can you send the love of the Lord is perfect reviving the soul the statutes of the Lord are trustworthy making wise the simple the precepts of the Lord are right giving joy to the heart the commanders of the Lord are radiant heating life to the eyes soon here be fine again if you want Jenny and freedom Jenny and freedom from this world Jenny and freedom to live a life that's free interweave that Christ intended for you to live it after all our theme for GLI theme this year is John chapter ten percent when Christ himself that I came to give life and to give life more abundantly I believe that topic for today reveals to us how to actually experience the wonders of life that Christ so freely once to Bissau to us now I want to share with you some Scripture memory keys him this has been as easy as using the tools I believe I have with me if you happen to have an iPhone or an iPod on you can actually install on your iPhone brazen that help you memorize Scripture one big one is vital to our Bible and then the number two heart that the free app you can download on your iPhone on your iPod I guess and down is something that can help you memorize Scripture the other apps as well the iPhone for memorizing Scripture alternatively you can also have a memory pack were made and missed on diversity when memorized is very simple it's easy to carry around in your pocket and down whenever you're in need if you're walking school walking to work the system we simply lack in every pack and is reciting verses met in London as you walk into school or to work on the second picture memory key to memorize WordPerfect is car free by memorizing memorizing word for word specifically in the version you're choosing to memorize beating genes are you changing the value consumers not recommend any of these also literal translation directly from the Hebrew and Greek which is a literal translations of the flow smoothly see me want to stick to either King James rebuking James was another version of your preference found in Scripture memory key is learning to meditate how you can meditate upon God 's word one of the questions you can ask yourself is speaking in this verse and to whom China dropped connections between this verse and other verses in the Bible as well when you start throwing links between price versa Scripture you actually find that your meditating on God 's word because you internalizing it and see how God 's word is is a big it is mainly links each other is not just separate authors writing over many different years but the word of God is interconnected you pray Scripture Scripture that meditation is recommending he is applying the word of God may be you are trying to define goals for your life when you're doing your morning devotions when you memorizing Scripture ask how is this person giving the direction and the goals I want to separate my life these something else if you try to make decisions important decisions for your life in terms of what career to pursue on their relationships to pursue God can ask the Minister to us by giving us within an important decisions that we need to me I was vaguely in terms of our lifestyle as well it could be that by reading the Scripture by meditating upon it God gives you an understanding see for example when you're looking at how to study the Bible recently went to be studying the Bible and if so what happened to stumble across on one forty three versus a working David says I need to hear thy loving kindness in the morning for me do I trust causing to know the way in which I said while I lift up my soul and you simply need here is a that in the morning time is the best time to study God 's Word that's why we call in the morning watch right so first thing in the morning when your mind is fresh and when you just will not you can hear God 's voice and we like our UK may be under the direct that the organizer to get fatigue because of the stress applied because of all the assignments you have to do because of all the work into Hannity supervisor whatever it might be to God as the best of your life given the best part of your day would you mind is fresh okay so applying the word of God physically is focus on retention if you stop memorizing Scripture it will not be engraved in your long-term memory unless most people see this as an average statistic unless your view is given birth every single day for about two months him your review a given verse for about two months again in creating any long-term memory since he is to find this on retention team members there's no point memorizing the word of God got been retained in long-term rate on the Sabbath reason is to stick to short passages are often hard that when people want to memorize the word of God is not memorizing because super excited and effecting Okinawan members of the book of Revelation while inimitable Daniel estimates are memorizing chapter after chapter after chapter within within one or two weeks they get discouraged and give up okay do you want to do that is better to stick to short passages memorized the first here are memorizing verses there memorizes section of the chapter here the member section of the chapter there when you become used to the habit of memorizing Scripture then you can start memorizing entire chapter that you can memorize entire books but I heard you to stick to short passages okay that eighty one is to memorize fresh versus and there's no doubt that his services memorizing old versus keep it fresh people were about pressure by memorizing universes they can see what else don't want to reveal to you that is closer to memory keys I asked he forgot to know your references you can know the word of God and sometimes it's easy to memorize verse but often times you forget anything okay you where was ever sexy so know your references and one of the Kiwis upon this useful for this is called the central now that sounds delicious as the central right executed in Texas knows break down the central indecisiveness recycle versus Alessio memorizing John fifteen verse five see John fifteen verse five see the causes of the verse and then see John fifteen percent again so that your wrapping verse around the reference to think so John fifteen verse five him as close as I think the team verse five again the surviving members in the reference becomes hard to forget the reference to Scripture memory key is to set up a listing that you start memorizing to resist for me set that pace and Google short of it every single week will yourself accountable to memorizing two verses per week or if you want and you become excited to memorize more than he can memorize the fibers for me whenever you do particularly set yourself every single week make it a point to memorize five versus for me because you setting yourself a piece in the same way that athlete 's training and sulfur marathon he does not start running the euro for example while every single day and then just out of the blue the drop down to just auditing a one hundred meter sprint it doesn't make sense you want to be able to be consistent in the piece that you set that in the final in the tenth reason into this to get some accountability to try and go it alone but keep yourself accountable form a group of other like-minded people who see the importance Scripture memory and memorizing weekly within in fact was a big blessing that I had this past semester is not arthritis accountability group and we need together Monday evenings just for our because we we were memorizing the book of Bible book of James and every single week we got our own these some people memorize verses for we are the others are memorizing five versus a week or even more regardless of your page that updates and stick to it and so because the other what's we meet each other accountable each of us goes around in a group we see diversity memorized and invested because of her in the meeting continue memorizing me and come back again to me just share with we've already rise is accountable don't try good alone and no wonder then Jesus himself said in John chapter need verse thirty one and thirty two Jesus is here addressing believers even addressing Jews who already know the truth as he says then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him but he continued my words that are United disciples indeed and you shall know the truth and the truth shall mean you create the word of God we invited our hearts enables us to harness us to live as disciples of Christ but the ultimate goal is that it sets us free and business freedom from the loss of this world from the pride of life and from the pride from the pride of this world so that concludes our session today on Scripture memory of what was then a blessing for you and we will then move on to our final session

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