Watch this month’s Bible Memory Verse Challenge video below:
Resources mentioned in the video:
Printable: Click here to download your PDF file
App & group to join if you wish: https://scripturetyper.com/Group/View/e07e85f542/
Verses for this month: Focus – The importance of memorizing God’s Word
Week 1: Psalms 1:2
Week 2: Psalms 119:11
Week 3: Hebrews 4:12
Week 4: I Peter 3:15
Why Memorize Scripture:
God’s Word explains it best. It clearly commands us to keep God’s Word ever before us and in our hearts….
(4) Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
(5) And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
(6) And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
(7) And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
(8) And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
(9) And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
There’s several reasons for memorizing Scripture, but here’s three important reasons:
-It’s our biggest weapon against Satan. (Ephesians 6:10-18)
-Jesus quoted Scripture to make the Devil flee. (Matthew 4:1-11)
-It helps us defeat the temptations of sin. (Psalms 119:11)
How to Memorize Scripture:
Designate a set time to work on your Bible verse(s) daily.
Set aside 5 to 10 minutes daily to focus directly on your Bible verses. Morning time is the best time to accomplish this because as the day goes by life often gets in the way and it’s soon a forgotten task. (Reciting your Bible memory verses right before bedtime can be another great time to review your Bible verses.)
Write it down. Post it somewhere. You can write your Bible verses on a 3X5 card to keep in your pocket or somewhere in sight to remind you to work on it throughout the day. (I will be providing you a printout sheet of Bible verses that you can post on the fridge, in the bathroom, by your bed or in your homeschool room, etc.)
Read the verse 5-10 times. Then, repeat the verse 3 – 5 times aloud without looking more than necessary. Peek when necessary, but each time try to get further through the verse without looking. Repetition is key to putting God’s Word into your heart – and putting it into your long-term memory.
(If you memorize quickly, reviewing your verse 3 to 5 times is probably sufficient. If you find that memorizing is a struggle, then makes sure to read and recite your verse 10 times for the first one or two days. You will be surprised how memorizing Scripture will help improve your memorization skills.)
For those who love to use technology:
You can install an app to assist with Bible memorization. After joining Scripture Typer, you can join the group that I’ve created here: https://scripturetyper.com/Group/View/e07e85f542/