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Facts of the Matter

A weekly letter of encouragement and challenge to business and professional men and women
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Dear Colleagues,

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SCRIPTURE MEMORY

Good Morning!

IDEA ASSOCIATION

Scripture Memory = Castor Oil

Scripture Memory = Jogging barefoot up Mt. McKinley with 100 rocks in your back pack

Scripture Memory = Flossing your teeth

There is no command in Scripture to memorize God’s word. But it is clear that memorization furnishes us with:

Tools for effective service : “The Scriptures are the comprehensive equipment of the man of God, and fit him fully for all branches of his work.” (II Tim. 3:17, Phillips) (Ever hear someone say, ” Well, somewhere in the Bible it says…”)

Victory over temptation : When faced with Satan’s on slants, Christ immediately and effectively quotes Scripture: “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God’…Then the devil left Him…” (Matt. 4:4,7,10,11).

Obedience to God, and success in life : “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous and then you will have good success.” (Jos. 1:8) +

Living with Christ in a victorious fashion without gaining command of the Scriptures is like:

Typing with arthritic feet

with wool socks on

upside down,

blindfolded

60 feet underwater – in ice cold sewage

while choking on a clogged air hose…that leaks

as someone shoots at you with a poisonous spear gun

So… what are you waiting for? get going on your scripture memory!

My prayer is that you are having a great week!

R. Dwight Hill

+ I am suggesting that meditation of Scripture is forcefully facilitated through the process of memorization

* Originally dated Feb. 7th, 1994

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