Mark Water, in Scripture Memory Made Easy, gives five reasons to memorize Scripture.
- to understand God’s Word
- to pray
- to meditate on God’s Word
- to share Jesus with others
- to counter Satan’s attacks
Sometimes I think we overlook the importance of the last point. Memorizing Scripture helps us counter the attacks of Satan. Remember, our battle is spiritual and it is happening all around us (cf. Eph. 6: 12).
Luke is a pastor-theologian living in northern California, serving as a co-lead pastor with his life, Dawn, at the Red Bluff Vineyard. Father of five amazing kids, when Luke isn’t hanging with his family, reading or writing theology, he moonlights as a fly fishing guide for Confluence Outfitters. He blogs regularly at LukeGeraty.com and regularly contributes to his YouTube channel.