Add Knowledge – Scripture Memorization
Posted on January 27, 2020 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:5-8
Last week I shared with you eight reasons why to memorize scripture from Dr. John Piper. I am excited that some of you requested the list of verses to memorize.
It is interesting that there is a resurgence in memorizing the Word of God, and that is really cool.
By the way, the men of the Colony of Mercy memorize 120 Bible verses during their 120-day stay.
I have a friend that when she was first saved, memorized Scriptures. She was in her mid-fifties when she trusted Christ as her Savior, and even at age 90, she still uses her ring of Bible verses when she does her daily walk.
This week, I wanted to share with you a couple of resources that will be helpful to you in memorizing Scripture:
Navigator’s Topical Bible Memory System is a classic that addresses Christ, the Bible, prayer, faith, fellowship, peace, and many other topics in an organized approach. This system relies on printed cards that you can carry with you.
Index Cards: Write out the verses or passages on the cards. You can punch a hole in the cards and put on a ring. Place them strategically, or carry them with you. Review them while you are driving, waiting in line at the store, walking, or exercising. Some guys laminate them, which preserves them.
Repeat, Repeat, Repeat: Some guys suggest that just repeating the verse over and over again helps you to commit them to memory. Record them on your phone using your own voice and do it 20-30 times. Listen while you drive or perform routine activities.
Some of my friends will read the verse aloud, putting the emphasis on a different word each time they read it.
There are several apps you can download to your devices:
Fighter Verses.com is one recommended by the Gospel Coalition.
Scripture Typer is a free Bible memory app worth checking out.
100 Bible Verses Every Christian Should Know By Heart was written by Dr. Robert J. Morgan. This is an excellent read.
Hidden Within – The 40-Day Scripture Memory Project by Jason Lancaster is a great resource.
Now I think you understand this. Don’t just purchase or download a system. If you just make the purchase and never use it, you’ve wasted your money.
If you have another system you are using, I would love to hear about it. We can do this.
Set apart for more,
Bill Welte, President/CEO
Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 11 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
Think About This: “The remedy for discouragement is the Word of God. When you feed your heart and mind with its truth, you regain your perspective and find renewed strength.” – Warren Wiersbe
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. -Joshua 1:8
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.