Overview of the Practice of Scripture Memorization
Scripture memory is a spiritual practice where some simple effort learning Bible verses can make a big difference in your day to day life. As you commit portions of God’s Word to memory, you are storing away knowledge that He can bring to mind later, at a time when you really need it.
What Scripture says
Incorporate this practice into your life
There are many reasons to memorize Scripture. This spiritual practice is an easy one to start with — pick a passage and commit it to memory.
The Topical Memory System is a popular tool to help you memorize Scripture. Relevant passages are sorted by topic.
How does this practice relate to what I’m facing?
- Scripture Memory when feeling condemned: Romans 8:1
- Romans 8:1 is a great verse to memorize if you’re feeling condemned for your past failings, or if you’re ministering to others who wonder if God really can ever accept them. “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…”
- Scripture Memory about contentment: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 & Philippians 4:11
- Memorize these passages to refer to when wondering about contentment.
- Scripture Memory about Temptation: 1 Corinthians 10:13
- This is a longer passage to memorize, but you may consider it to repeat to yourself when feeling tempted.
- Scripture Memory for encouragement: Hebrews 3:13
- Memorize this passage about the importance of encouraging others.
- Scripture Memory about failure: Philippians 3:14
- You are not a failure. Consider Paul’s words here as a goal to keep pushing onward despite any setbacks you face.
Index cards work well for me. I used to walk most days and would take my cards with me and go through them while I wakled. Another successful thing I did at one time was have an accountability partner. We would call one another 2 or 3 times a week for the purpose of reciting scripture to one another. Those are the 2 things that have worked well for me over the years.