5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'”
7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'” Matthew 4:5-7
It probably surprised most of us when we first discovered that Satan knows scripture and is not afraid of using it. If he used it on the very Author of the Book, how much more so will he use it on us?
Unfortunately, it’ll be more deceptive than going face to face with Jesus. Perhaps the scripture will be misquoted, taken out of context, or used for personal gain. And most of the quotes will come from well-meaning Christians.
To combat those errors, we need to continue to build upon a solid foundation of Biblical teaching and knowledge.
How I wish I would’ve continued to pursue a lifestyle of regular scripture memorization when I was younger. It’s certainly never too late and we’re never too old to start back up again.
One verse a day or even one verse a week committed to memory is better than binge watching a Netflix series or YouTube’s Funniest Videos #37. And it’s more healthy in the long run.