Bible Memorization is Fundamental to Spiritual Formation

Bible memorization is absolutely fundamental to spiritual formation.  If I had choose between all the disciplines of the spiritual life, I would choose Bible Memorization, because it is a fundamental way of filling our mind with what it needs.  This book of the law shall not depart out of our mouth.  THat’s where you need it!  How does it get in your mouth?  Memorization!

– Dallas Willard

as quoted by

– Piper, John; When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy; Crossway; Wheaton, Ill.; copyright  2004; p. 119