Most of us wish we had better memories. It’s not only that a better memory would probably mean better grades and therefore a better job; we also see the benefit of a better memory in our spiritual lives.

Why Memorize Scripture
If we could memorize Scripture better, we would be able to recall God’s Word to help us in our trials, we would be able to counsel and comfort others better, we would be able to pray more in line with God’s revealed will, and we would be more effective witnesses and evangelists. We’re not short of motivation, are we!

Here’s a short video of Gary George explaining Why It’s Important To Memorize Scripture.

The read Tim Challies on Why Memorize Scripture

You might also be inspired and encouraged by World Memory Champion, Nelson Dellis.

The secret to his success?

It wasn’t innate ability or his genes; he says he has very ordinary abilities. It was hard work (four years of training five hours a day) and motivation (he was shocked into improving his memory by his gran’s Alzheimers). Have a look at this amazing infographic to see what he is now able to do.

How To Memorize Scripture
That’s the “Why?” but what about the “How?” Here are some links to help you get started.

A Smorgasbord of Bible Memorization Methods

How To Memorize Entire Books of the Bible

Scripture Memory Resources

6 Science Backed Ways To Improve Your Memory

Thirty Minutes a Day

And here’s an old video with my 10 Tips on Memorizing Scripture.

  1. Start early
  2. Highlight
  3. Graphics
  4. Speak out loud
  5. Emphasize
  6. Set time limit
  7. Let the cement set
  8. Review and review
  9. Test
  10. Practice