Memorizing Scripture

Memorizing Scripture

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Why Memorize Scripture?

We need to know what the Bible says so we can be more like Jesus.
Memorizing scriptures gives us ammunition against sin when we face temptation.
We have verses to share with those who need an encouraging word in hard times.
It helps us to be obedient to God’s commands.
We will have the words we need when are sharing our faith with someone.

Just to name a few.

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

How To Memorize Scripture?

Step 1: Find somewhere to store the verses you want to memorize. You can buy a small notebook, use 3×5 index cards, or use an online app like Quizlet to study the cards.

You can work on memorizing the scriptures in this post by clicking here:

Step 2: Choose 5 to 10 verses that you want to memorize.

Here is a great list of verses to work through.

Step 3: Write out your verses in your notebook, index cards, app

Step 4: Carry them with you wherever you go. Work, school, appointments, to the grocery story.

Step 5: Anytime you have a few minutes, instead of pulling out your phone and scrolling through social media or the news, pull out your cards and study them.

Read the verse reference and then the verse(s). As you build your familiarity with them try different ways to recite them. Read the verse and guess the verse reference. Read the verse reference and recite the verse(s) without looking at the words. Trying memorizing the first line, then a little bit more until you have memorize the whole verse.

Step 6: Once you’ve memorized your first set go back to Step 2 and choose some new verses and work on memorizing with the one’s you started with.