The secret to success in Scripture Memory

They say that in real estate, there are three secrets to success:

  1. Location
  2. Location
  3. Location.

Similarly, when it comes to Scripture Memory, there are three secrets to success:


  1. Review
  2. Review
  3. Review.

Among people who memorize Scripture, that’s a very consistent observation.

One person we know reviews Scripture Memory verses shortly after waking up. The goal was to review a certain number of verses each morning. It took about 30 minutes. If the weather was nice, they went for a walk. Otherwise, they stayed home.

By that simple process, they were able to keep pretty good tabs on hundreds of verses.

In our Scripture Memory Project, we’re we’re memorizing a verse a week. That’s a nice modest pace, a pace that one can probably maintain for years and decades. But even at that modest pace, the verses accumulate.

How do you keep hundreds of verses on the tip of your tongue? By review. Daily review.

Review does not come naturally to some people. Some are more interested in going after a new verse than in maintaining old ones.

There might be a sort of “animal nature” in some of us, where we want to go after fresh kill instead of reorganizing the kitchen.

How can you build a habit of reviewing verses each day?


Unless otherwise noted, all Bible quotations on this page are from the World English Bible and the World Messianic Edition. These translations have no copyright restrictions. They are in the Public Domain.


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