This post is Part 1 of a 4-part series on internalization. In cause you don’t know what I mean by “internalization,” I use that word instead of “memorization,” because the goal should be to know the Word, not just the words. (wink) Today we’re going to look at the benefits of internalization. After all, there’s no point in jumping into the “how” until you’re convinced of the “why.”
I recently read through the Bible Savvy series by Pastor James Nicodem. One section of one of the four books lays out a few benefits of internalizing. While I’ve been talking about these for a long time, he has put them much more clearly and simply than I have, so here you go…
Internalization Makes the Bible Portable.
When I think of internalization, my mind always goes back to the first chapter of Joshua. Here’s the scene: The Israelites have spent four decades wandering through the desert. Moses has died and the leadership mantle has been passed to Joshua. The people are on the edge of the Jordan river. They are about to cross over and finally – finally! – settle in the Promised Land. First stop – Jericho!
You can think of Joshua 1 as the pre-game pep talk. Check it out… [Read more…] about 3 Benefits of Internalizing the Bible