• Memory

    Tips & Tricks

    Memorizing scripture isn’t easy, but it’s also┬ánot impossible. Here are some tips, tricks or simple encouragement I hope will aid you. Plan! It will take time. Don’t expect to put in very little effort and get a big result. You will only get out of it what you put into it. Pray for yourself and ask others to pray for you. God ultimately chooses whether, by His grace, you will be able to hide His Word in your heart and recall it at will. Read the text you are memorizing. Write it on a flashcard and carry it around with you. Text it to yourself or a friend to test…

  • Memory

    What to do with the LORD

    When I memorize the Old Testament, I memorize the name Yahweh rather than “the LORD” because I believe it is closer to the original sense of what was written. A good example springs out of Psalm 19. In this example, the meaning of the text is understood better when seeing the contradiction between using God’s name (Yahweh) instead of a general name for God (el) or a title (lord). Here is the verse in the ESV (English Standard Version). Psalms 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; Here is how I have it memorized: Psalms…

  • Memory

    Why Memorize?

    God’s Word is PIVOTAL Powerful (Hebrews 4:12) Important (Psalm 138:2) Vital for our lives (Matthew 4:4) Our source of comfort (1 Thessalonians 4:18) To be meditated upon (Psalm 1:2) Able to be understood (2 Peter 1:20; Luke 16:29) Living and abiding (1 Peter 1:23)