He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.
As soon as you open your eyes for the new day, let your thoughts run to God`s Word.
Your review of verses 1 through 8 will take about one minute.
Go over verses 1-8 a few times before you start your next verse. Take the new verse line by line.
What is the message here? Ask yourself, What must he do, and why? Is this also for you?
A Christian leader must be familiar with God`s message so that he can encourage others with God`s Word and defend truth to those who are antagonistic. You may not have arrive yet, but you are on your way. Do not turn back.
If it`s ok with everyone, I`m going to always take one day per week to spend on only reviewing instead of learning a new verse. This will give time to catch up if we`ve fallen behind, or simply to solidify what we`ve already learned. Spend tomorrow reviewing, and we`ll do a new verse again on Monday.
LeRoy Eims on the importance of Scripture memory: "I think two of the master strokes of the devil have been to convince people he doesn't exist, and that Scripture memory is only for children. He remembers the humility of defeat when Jesus Christ, who was tempted in all points like as we are, met him with the Word of God." (What Every Christian Should Know About Growing; p. 26-27)