In this day and age where you can look up almost anything with the tap of a button or voice commands, how is memorizing Scripture relevant? Is memorization a practice that transcends time or has it lost its significance?
Brad Leithauser, writes about the relevance and importance of memorizing poems in The New Yorker and this is his observation.
“The best argument for verse memorization may be that it provides us with knowledge of a qualitatively and physiologically different variety: you take the poem inside you, into your brain chemistry if not your blood, and you know it at a deeper, bodily level than if you simply read it off a screen.”
Memorizing a piece of literature, a poem, or a verse holds a dear place in the heart. The way your brain interacts with it and interprets it is so personal. Recovering and reciting, then becomes a rewarding experience. However, memorizing Scripture has way more significance in the life of a believer.
Here are five benefits Christians forfeit by neglecting Scripture memorization.
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