Transformation. That is the reward we gain from memorizing Scripture according to this man.
“Tom Meyer, a Christian professor, known as ‘The Bible Memory Man,’ believes committing Scripture to memory can transform believers’ faith and lives,” according to an article in Faithwire.
Meyer has memorized twenty books of the Bible and experienced the power of memorizing the Bible in his own life. Now, he is passionate about spreading the message that others do the same.
“Number one, it puts the mind of God within reach, no matter where you are, no matter what you’re doing,” he said. “You have instant access to the … living God.”
And for those who argue that with modern technology we have ready access to the Bible, Meyer responds, “‘You might say, ‘I have it on my phone.’ I know. That’s good. It’s great, but it’s different,’ he said. ‘You know it is because you don’t have your phone with you 24/7 … but to be able to instantly think upon the mind of the living God – that’s great.'”
Meyer, a professor at Shasta Bible College in Redding, California, further asserts that having Scripture committed to memory is useful in encouraging those who are struggling. We can bless them with the very words of God in the moment they need it.
For many people, memorizing Bible passages can be intimidating so Meyer, in an interview with CBN News, shares advice about how to begin.
“Number one, pray. Pray that God would help you. Number two, pick something small with light at the end of the tunnel, like Titus or Jonah or something,” he said. “If you did just one verse a week from those, you could have the whole book memorized in a year — just one verse a week.”
Tom has many tools on his website, The Bible Memory Man, designed to support Christians who take up his memorization challenge such as instructional videos, a Memorization Study Bible and The Bible Memory app. According to his website, his work and ministry of memorization have been endorsed by Chuck Norris, Ken Ham, and Josh McDowell.
In the video below, Meyer demonstrates the usefulness and power of having God’s Word committed to memory. It’s a lesson you won’t soon forget!