Choosing What To Memorize
Let’s just say, for the sake of argument, that you read my post on making memorizing Scripture a priority and said to yourself, “Yes! I need to do that and I am going to do that!”
The next step is to decide what exactly to memorize.
If this is your first go at it ever, or if your memorizing skills are dusty, start with something easy. Psalm 1 – easy. Any page in Romans – hard. The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5) – easy. Hebrews – hard.
Here are some suggested passages to consider.
- Ephesians 1:3-14
- Ephesians 2:1-10
- Acts 17:24-31
- Philippians 2:1-18
- Matthew 5:1-12
- Isaiah 6:1-8
- Isaiah 53
- Psalm 1
- Psalm 121
- Romans 6
- Romans 8
- Romans 12
If an entire chapter or chunk of verses seems too much, why not start with a verse a week? This week I memorized Hebrews 11:6 with a number of ladies in a study I’m doing (it’s Practical Theology for Women by Wendy Alsup — I highly recommend it)
I have decided that tackling an entire book is too big for me right now. I need to take on smaller chunks. So I will continue to work on our weekly verse for the Bible study (which I will post here if you want to join me just doing one verse per week), and then I will begin working on Psalm 1. I memorized it many years ago as a child, so I think it will come back relatively easily.
What are you going to memorize with me?