It’s a weight, a burden not to have what we need when we need it. That’s the weight we drop when we memorize scripture so it’s inside us, and we are equipped.
Let’s compare and contrast equipping through storing up money with storing up scripture. There’s more at stake with scripture memory.
Like saving money, memorizing verses is easy to neglect. “Someday I’ll save. Someday I’ll memorize.” It’s even easier to delay scripture memory because our enemy resists us. God’s Word in our hearts is our ultimate weapon.
We seek to store up financial funds because we value their usefulness. There is no fund of greater value than memorized scripture.
We intend to draw on future monetary funds, but carefully avoid exhausting them. We can draw on memorized scripture immediately and daily throughout our lives. That fund grows with use.
The sooner we save money, the greater the returns. Starting anytime is better than not beginning. It is NEVER too late to begin scripture memory. The returns are immediate and grow more than money.
A small investment of money yields larger returns later. Investing one to two minutes of scripture memory daily will bring comfort, guidance, strength beyond measure that very day and for the rest of our lives.
There’s risk that financial savings can be lost. Scripture memory is the Word of God Himself and can never be lost. Though some memory may fail, our spirits will continue to hold the Word we learned. I’ve been blessed to see saints with dementia joyfully speak scripture dear to them.
We want to leave a financial inheritance for our children. Memorizing scripture together gives them an inheritance far richer than earthly treasure. We don’t know what they will need. God does. He’ll meet their need through His Word within.
We can bless others using money. The scripture we share can be a lasting spring of help and hope.
Money, if available, is useful in some circumstances. Scripture in our hearts is always available, useful.
Small investment. No risk. The value always increases.
This may be the most critical decision a believer makes.
How will you invest today?