The Secret to Memorizing Scripture

When it comes to memorizing Scripture, one of the most common obstacles is the idea that it will be easier tomorrow, next week, or next month. We tell ourselves that the busyness of the moment will soon pass and that, when it does, we will get back to Scripture memory and the other spiritual disciplines we've been neglecting. But realistically, life is unlikely to become less busy anytime soon. Our schedules will always be full, which means we must learn to prioritize God's Word even when it's hard to find the time.

Paul wrote in Philippians 3:16, "to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule." Like the Philippians, our greatest need is not new information on how to live out the Christian life; we simply need to put into practice the truth we already know. The secret ingredient to memorizing Scripture is no secret at all: even more than we need extra time and a better memory, we simply need to give God's Word the attention we already know it deserves.


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