Memorising God’s Word

Spend a few minutes thinking of all of the things God’s word is profitable for – teaching, reproof, correcting, training in righteousness, equipping, comforting, upbuilding, counselling, encouraging, …

But though we might be convinced  God’s word is more to be desired than gold and that there is great reward in keeping it, the first step in doing that – actually knowing it, is something we can struggle with.

In her post over here, Jean Williams lists practical tips to help us memorise God’s Word under the following headings:

Prepare – survey it, visualise it, see it, carry it

Repeat – read it, say it, write it, hear it, walk it, sing it

Recall – reread and check it, reflect and pray it, use it

Reinforce – trace patterns, know why, learn with others, study it, teach it

Review – forget it, review it

Jean also gives ideas for memorising the whole of the Bible.

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. – Psalm 119:11
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!  – Psalm 119:103

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