Memorizing Scripture

Speaking of Justin, there is a Bible memorization program that Justin recommends from the people who brought you the ESV Bible version. They have the ESV blog to back it up and an RSS feed available called ESV: Truth Bible Memory Verses.

I have mentioned before that i think there will be a renewal in memorization. This will be a result from the overwhelming deluge of information that surrounds us. If information is everywhere, then we survive by saying “No” to most of it and giving special privilege to what stays lodged in our memory bank. And the Bible is first choice. Great idea to have memory verses coming at you this way. Although i am always suspicious when small passages are taken out of context for memorization without their home base. I am more likely to memorize whole psalms or chapters.

Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name “Precious” :-)

7 Comments

  • good call, marlin
    i havent memorized many books of the bible. i did 2 Tim in 6 weeks and Philippians took longer . . . but that was a long time ago.
    Anyone else have any books of the bible under your belt?

  • Hi bible-fan! That is a good call – you will be like a well-watered garden – if you have the hole bible in your mind, there will be no space 4 junk!

  • i used to have romans ch1-8 and the speeches from acts commited to memory, but that was a decade ago. i stopped “trying’ to memorise sometime back because it was counter-productive for me.

  • i gave up memorizing verses ’cause after a while all the little cards became unmanageable. tried chapters next, but couldn’t always find time to review all my chapters and it got overwhelming. lately i’ve been using a little program called MyVerses on my Treo 650 smart phone that manages the whole review process for me during spare moments here and there throughout the day and I’m reclaiming ALL the verses and chapters I’ve memorized over the years.

  • Thanks for the link to the ESV weblog. After reading the information presented there, I purchased my first ESV Bible and now use it as my preferred text for Scripture memory work.

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