Today’s guest post is by Dr. Andrew Davis, a breakout author whose recent book, An Infinite Journey: Growing toward Christlikeness, has received glowing reviews from big-name authors like John Piper and David Platt. Over the past few months, Dr. Davis has received a lot of attention for his Scripture-memorization techniques. To date, he’s memorized 35 books in the Bible, and his approach has been recognized by the likes of Desiring God and The Gospel Coalition. To share his strategy and encourage others to commit Scripture to memory, he’s just released An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture, which invites readers to adopt his proven memorization methods. Get this powerful book for just 99 cents!
Edmond Dantes’ heart was beating wildly as he opened the treasure box on the small Mediterranean island of Monte Cristo. The treasure map, given him by the Abbe Faria while they were both imprisoned on the Chateau D’If, had proved to be genuine—not the hoax he feared it was. As he looked inside the great chest and saw a thousand gold ingots (each weighing two to three pounds), rare jewels, diamonds and coins—worth over 13 million francs—he knew he was instantly one of the wealthiest men on earth.
So it went in the compelling tale written by Alexandre Dumas over a century and a half ago. But that was fiction, and it fed people’s worldly dreams. There is a true treasure chest of infinite value awaiting anyone who opens the Bible, reads its words with faith, and allows its powerful influence to draw them into a living relationship with God through Jesus Christ. And the treasure is not just the beginning of that relationship, but the joy of discovery as the sinner is conformed day by day into the image of Christ (Romans 8:29). Psalm 1 promises lavish blessings on any who will meditate day and night upon the Word of God. Colossians 3:16 commands us to “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly” as we discover line upon line of perfect truth. As we can imagine Edmond Dantes picking up each gold ingot or rare jewel and looking at it glisten, so can we lift out one verse after another of God’s holy Word and meditate on it with delight. Every Christian is eternally wealthy, made so by the treasure box of God’s Word as it testifies to Christ.
Experience transformation through memorization
One of the greatest activities any Christian can do to maximize his or her enrichment by this treasure is the memorization of long portions—even books—of the Bible. I have been so enriched by over 30 years of this discipline. God has instructed me, commanded me, counselled me, encouraged me, convicted me, challenged me, promised me, comforted me, and transformed me by this discipline. How delightful it is to have a mind filled with Scripture—“whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy!” (Philippians 4:8). How essential it is to have Scripture ready to hand when Satan’s flaming arrows of temptation are streaking toward my heart (Ephesians 6:16)! How powerful it is to have detailed sections of Romans ready for a witnessing opportunity that God had prepared in advance (Ephesians 2:10)! How comforting it is to have Psalm 51 memorized when we feel so guilty for sins! To have a mind saturated by the perfect Word of God is a treasure beyond compare.
I’ve been feeding at this banquet table for three decades. One afternoon, a young man I was discipling asked me to teach him how to do it. So in about two hours I wrote down what I’d been doing for years. I’ve changed that pamphlet hardly at all since that day, and now it’s available as an ebook through Vyrso and my publisher, Ambassador International, and I’m deeply grateful that God may use it to open up a lifetime of treasure for many of his precious children! May you be one of them!
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Saturate your mind with the beautiful treasure trove of God’s Word: get An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture for just 99 cents, and start memorizing Scripture today!
Today’s guest post is by Dr. Andrew Davis, a breakout author whose recent book, An Infinite Journey: Growing toward Christlikeness, has received glowing reviews from big-name authors like John Piper and David Platt. Over the past few months, Dr. Davis has received a lot of attention for his Scripture-memorization techniques. To date, he’s memorized 35 […]