“For ‘He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it.For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil’.”
We have now come to the end of the quote from Psalm 34:12-16 (1 Peter 3:10-12). Peter memorized Scripture. Obviously he could not have written this passage had he not memorized the Old Testament. The Bible permeated his thinking.
The memorization of Scripture is crucial for spiritual development especially under affliction.
Those who wait till the trial is upon them wait too long. We need to get Scripture in our mind to fortify us against suffering. We cannot transcend our circumstances in the midst of suffering unless we already have the Word in our mind. We must transcend trial before the trial comes.