Memorize the Word

The objections I hear most frequently to memorizing Scripture are “I’m too old to memorize,” or “I just can’t memorize Bible verses.” Everyone can memorize Scripture without excuse. Every Christian needs to develop a plan and be intentional to memorize Scripture because memorizing Bible verse helps us to:

  1. Grow in Christlikeness and be transformed in our minds (Romans 12:1-2)
  2. Enjoy daily triumph over sin. (Psalm 119:11)
  3. Celebrate daily triumph over Satan. When Satan tempted Jesus, He recited Scripture to win victory.
  4. Provide you with instant access to comfort and counsel those you love.
  5. Communicate the Gospel to unbelievers with the authority of God’s Word.
  6. Develop deeper communion with God.

Set a goal. How many verses would you like to memorize this year? One per month is easy. One each week is doable for most people.

Develop a strategy by using notecards or an app such as ScriptureTyper. Get a memory partner to help you and memorize with you. Two are better than one. Keep a list of the Scriptures you’ve memorized and review them regularly.

Watch how God uses these verses in your daily life!

Follower of Jesus, Loving Husband, Devoted Father and Grandfather, Genealogist, Tinkerer, Bicyclist, Cancer Survivor