HOW TO MEMORIZE SCRIPTURES
Are you wondering how to memorize scriptures, this post is for you.
Growing up, one thing that was common for church kids is memorizing verses of the Bible. Even though it was a demanding task, children seemed to enjoy it and chanted scriptures freely everywhere they went.
Memorizing scriptures is a habit that shouldn’t be restricted to children. Everyone should seek to do it. This is why we are sharing important keys on how to memorize scriptures with you today.
Can you quote scripture from memory? If your answer is no, we have got you covered. The tips we will share today will help you memorize Bible verses.
Before we go into the keys, it is important for you to know the benefits of memorizing scripture before going into how to memorize scriptures.
Memorizing scripture is not an act of religion or an exercise aimed at making you proud or a show off. It is a discipline and attempt to make you intentional about what you feed your mind with.
Being able to recall scripture is as an important skill for Christians and these tips on how to memorize scriptures are exactly what you need.
Another benefit of memorizing scriptures is that even times when you don’t have your Bible close by, you can still meditate on God’s Word by pulling out of the reserve in your heart.
Lastly, you can easily apply the Bible to your day to day life when you know it by heart.
These are few reasons why you should pay attention to the tips below.
How To Memorize Scriptures: 5 practical tips
1. USE PENS AND HIGHLIGHTERS AS YOU STUDY YOUR BIBLE.
The use of these materials will help you point out verses that stand out for you and you want dig deeper into. If you do not know how to start studying your Bible, check out our post on the different ways to study your Bible.
2. WRITE OUT YOUR FAVORITE VERSES IN A BOOK AS YOU STUDY YOUR BIBLE.
Many times, when studying our Bibles, we come across scriptures that stand out for us. Instead of putting it off till later or hoping to remember it, why not write it down immediately?
3. READ THE VERSES OUT LOUD MANY TIMES
Read out these verses that you have written down to your own hearing as many times as you can. The more you repeat the verse, the more it sticks. You can make it fun by saying it to someone around you; your friends, children, spouse, etc
4. PICTURE THE VERSE IN YOUR MIND AS YOU SAY IT
The aim of memorizing the verse is not just for head knowledge but to the end that the Word becomes a part of you. Thus, you are encouraged to picture the scripture in your mind – meditate. Try to draw out the essence and meaning of that verse and you recite it.
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5. REPEAT IT AT RANDOM DURING YOUR DAY
Do not just forget about it after saying it, challenge yourself to say it many hours after your first attempt. You may not get it with complete accuracy but it is a step in the right direction.
These are the tips we have for you today. Do you memorize scriptures? Let us know if you do and if you encourage it.
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