Why should I memorize Scripture according to Psalm 119?


Clarify Share Report Asked August 17 2020 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In multiple places in Psalm 119's 176 verses (starting from the very first verse), the psalmist speaks of the blessed condition of those who walk according to God's laws, keep His ways, and obey His decrees.

This, in turn, requires not only being knowledgeable of those decrees through the reading of God's word as contained in Scripture, but being so familiar with them that they can be recalled instantly to mind for immediate application to any specific situation that the follower of God may be facing.

The best (and, indeed, I would say, the only) way to achieve that level of familiarity is through a deliberate program of repetitive reading and memorization, so that knowledge of them and obedience to them become "second nature" that do not even require conscious thought, which is the type of awareness that the psalmist ascribes to himself throughout the psalm.

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
For Wisdom
Psalm 119:99
For Purity
Psalm 119:9 How can I, Lord, keep my way pure?
To Your Word I must be true.
So I seek You with my whole heart;
Do not let me stray from You.
For Protection
Psalm 119:11 Your Word’s hidden in my heart, Lord,
That I might not go astray.
Praise to You, O Lord, my Father;
Teach me Your decrees each day.
For Peace
Psalm 119:165

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