Have you ever said, “I have a bad memory so I can’t possibly memorize a Bible verse?” It doesn’t have to be this way though. You can memorize Scripture.
There are a few different ways that you can do this. It’s important to look at these so you can discover what works best for you.
You don’t want to grab a verse and claim it for yourself without understanding the context it was used in. By taking time to read the verses around your key verse you’ll gain a better understanding of it. When you understand something you’re more likely to remember it.
Get involved with what you’re reading. Summarize the verse you want to memorize in your own words. Doing so will help you to make the verse your own.
While this may sound “boring,” you can learn something by taking these steps:
Take the verse with you wherever you go and read it to yourself when you have a few minutes throughout your day (e.g., waiting in line somewhere, at a stoplight). Doing so will enable your brain to quickly pick up the verses you want to remember without thinking about it too much.
Take your time. There’s no hurry to memorize Scripture. The important part is that you’re doing it. So take some time to repeat the first few words out loud until you memorize them then add a few more words to it. Repeating this method will enable you to memorize a long verse.
Those verses that pop off of the paper at you are important spiritual truths that God wants you to remember. With these tips on how to memorize Scripture, you’ll now be able to call these verses to mind whenever you’re in a spiritual battle. What verses will you add to your spiritual armor today?