Repetition is the first law of learning. Think about how you learned to recite the alphabet. The moment you became of age, someone began teaching you how to say your ABCs. Anytime there was a free moment you were told “Ok, now say your ABCs!” Then off you went happily singing your alphabet. You repeated them so much that even today, you can stand up and recite them loud and proud with no assistance.
Just like you learned the alphabet through repetition, you can learn God’s word the same way. The bible is a printed copy of God’s word. God reveals himself and his will through his word. We must learn it so that we can live according to his will.
- Find a scripture that you want to commit to memory.
- Write it down on an index card or type it into a memo on your phone.
- Set an alarm to read it aloud three times a day.
- Practice reciting the scripture without looking.
- Repeat these steps every day for six days.
- On the seventh day, have someone quiz you.
If you follow these steps, I am confident that you will commit a new scripture to memory every week. I challenge you to do this every week for the remainder of the year. When January 1, 2020 arrives, you will be able to recite at least 50 of God’s truths.
The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8 (NKJ)