Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Memorizing Bible Verses - it is important because they will stick with you

When I was young, I memorized Bible verses as part of the children's program at my church. And I still remember a few of those verses today.

I don't always remember the verses word for word, or with their references, though. And I don't think that that is the most important thing.

I think that just knowing the verses and knowing the point of them is enough. But, if you can take the time to memorize the Bible verses word for word and with their references, why not?

I want to try to memorize a verse a week this year. I'm not sure how it will go, but I am trying it. Even if I don't remember every verse word for word or with the reference, at least it will help them to stick in my head somewhat.

Here are my first two verses of the year:

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31

The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.
Acts 5:41

What verses do you have memorized?

By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

1 comment:

  1. Good goal for the new year! I'm memorizing Romans 5:6-11 for Bible study. We've gone up to verse 9 thus far:
    6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
    I've been attempting to draw it out, cuz that helps me memorize.