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Tips for Memorizing Scripture

scripture memory Apr 17, 2019

When I say you should be memorizing scripture, the number 1 response I hear is, “but I don’t have a good memory.” To be honest, my memory isn’t that great either. But I spend time on it. What you spend time doing is what you will get better at. Here are a few tips to help you get started with Scripture memory.

START SMALL.

Don’t start off trying to memorize the whole book of Matthew. Start off trying to memorize your favorite verse. Chances are you know that one pretty well already, since it is your favorite. Start a habit of reading that verse out loud 10 times a day for a week, and then the next week, try to quote it 5-10 times per day. Over time, that verse will sink in.

PICK A VERSE THAT HAS MEANING TO YOU.

Don’t start off trying to memorize a genealogy. Pick a verse you want to remember. Memorize that.

REPETITION OVER TIME.

Memorizing Scripture is simply repetition over time. Work on one verse until you have it down. That could be a week, could be 2 days, could be a month. Go at a pace that works for you, and repeat, repeat, repeat.

MAKE THE VERSE INTO A SONG.

I have been memorizing James using this song, and it has made my memorization go so much faster. In the morning while I am getting ready, I simply play the song, and sing. Over time, the song has sunk into my brain, and I find myself singing it, even when I am not purposefully trying to memorize Scripture.

Scripture memory is something everyone can do. Find a way that works for you, and do it.

What are some of your favorite ways to memorize scripture?

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