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A Beginner's Guide to Memorizing Scripture

"And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown." (1 Corinthians 9:25) One of the most common obstacles in the way of potential memorizers seems to be a general uncertainty of where to begin. Aside ...
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A Word Spoken in Due Season

"A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!" (Proverbs 15:23) Chances are, at some point in each of our lives, we've been on the receiving end of "a word spoken in due season." Whether you were encouraged by the faithfulness of a friend who had ...
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Faith Made Possible

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6) Faith is unarguably one of the most crucial aspects of one’s walk with God. As we see in today’s Scripture, ...
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The Treaure of a Pure Conscience

"For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God." (1 John 3:20-21) The longer I live for God, the more aware I become of the value of having a pure conscience before my heavenly Father. ...
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The Benefits of Topical Memorization

"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear." (1 Peter 3:15) Knowing that "all Scripture is given by inspiration of God" (2 Tim. 3:16), I'm always excited to meet fellow ...
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A New Year's Revolution

"For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come." (1 Timothy 4:8) Although I'm generally not the type of person who makes official New Year's resolutions, it's natural to view January 1 as the ...
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The Marvelous Word of God

"For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12) No book in history can compare to the Word of God. It has been ...
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Daily Memory Work

"Then the Lord said to Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not." (Exodus 16:4)   In my own experience memorizing Scripture, one of the most crucial ...
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Using Scripture in Conversation

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit." (Proverbs 18:21)   When encouraging fellow believers to memorize Scripture, I usually emphasize the personal benefits of hiding God's Word in one's heart. In my opinion, the treasures of wisdom, peace ...
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The Importance of Review

"The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, but diligence is man’s precious possession." (Proverbs 12:27) For me, one of the most exciting parts of Scripture memorization has always been the sense of accomplishment I feel after reciting a new chapter or set of verses for the first time ...
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