How to Memorize Scripture

The following excerpt is taken from “How to Memorize Scripture” by Evangelist Ron Hood.  For more information, visit www.ronhood.org 

Write the verse on an index card and go over it until you can quote it word perfect, with the reference, from memory.

When you can say it from memory, quote it aloud 25 times the first day with reference. Write the date and “25” on the back of the card.

The next day, after getting the verse back in mind, quote it aloud with the reference “20” times. The third day, quote it “15” times; the fourth day, “10” times; the fifth day “5” times (write the numbers on the back of the card each day).

Then, review it once a day for 45 days, once a week for 7 weeks, and once a month thereafter.

You are adding a new verse each day; so at the end of 50 days, you have a pack of 50 verses. The new verse is quoted 25 times, the next verse is quoted 20 times, the next 15, the next 10, the next 5. The remaining 45 verses are quoted once each. This process will take about 30 minutes a day with average size verses. Memorizing one verse per week will take about 10 minutes per day or less. The date will assist you in keeping the verses in the order they were memorized, so that each will be reviewed for 50 days before being moved to the weekly review.