Memorizing the Bible is an important part of being a Christian. The benefits most certainly outweigh the difficulty. Our brain, one of the biggest muscles in the human body, often is neglected.
Exercising this muscle through mental exercise with the Bible will affect not only your brain’s capacity to remember other things, but it has a way of manifesting itself through our lives. The efficacy of Bible memorization will not only benefit you, but the people around you also will notice the difference.
The psalmist gave the memorization of scripture a place of great importance.
There are simple steps to learning the Bible and memorizing it. Psalm 119 gives us a great example of this. The psalmist wrote the longest chapter in the Bible dividing it up, using the Hebrew alphabet.
The Hebrew alphabet, unlike our English alphabet that has 26 letters, only has 22. Each of these letters are given its own section of eight verses, giving this chapter a total of 176 verses. It is written as most of the Psalms are, as Hebrew poetry. Psalms, hymns or spiritual songs work well to help one memorize the scripture. This is not poetic in English, but if you remember your early days of school, and how you were taught your A-B-C’s, you probably can still sing that song. What’s the point? When learning or memorizing larger portions of scripture, I recommend you break it into smaller sections. Be creative and try to put it to music.
The benefit of doing this is like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that will bear fruit in its season. The fruit of memorizing scripture is abundantly beneficial. It will change your life.
As you meet different circumstances in your life, the Bible mixed in with prayer will lead you to take the right steps. I like to say; B.I.B.L.E. stands for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.
Read your Bible and God undoubtedly will bless you with His presence. Fellowship with God, nothing is better.