Scripture Memory Week by Week

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

2Corinthians 10:5

Using the above verse as a guide, below is a step-by-step plan for you to follow each week to memorize scripture.

Monday Read the above verse out loud, emphasizing, a different word each time you read it.

For example, emphasize the word we as you read the entire verse, saying “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

Next, emphasize the second word, demolish, as you read, “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

Continue in this manner, emphasizing a different word each time until you have emphasized every word. When finished, journal what the Lord said to you about this verse as you meditate on which words stood out to you.

Tuesday Copy the verse three times and meditate on how the exercise yesterday changed how you thought about 2 Corinthians 10:5. Continue journaling.

Wednesday Look at the context (the verses surrounding the scripture passage) and record any new insights you find.  Repeat the verse until you can say it without stopping

Thursday  Copy the verse again, on a 3×5 index card and be creative, decorate it if you like, doodle around it as you consider how the Lord has used this verse in your life this week.  You could tape it to your bathroom mirror, keep it in your car to repeat as you drive, or make a tune to go with it and sing it throughout the day.

Friday Using a small notebook or sketchbook copy the verse one more time.  Hopefully, by now you can probably do this without looking at the verse.  Write the verse on the page and decide if you want to add some insights or just let the verse stand alone on the page.  I have a journal like this and when I am struggling with anxiety or other negative emotions, I pick it up and flip through it until I find the verse (I also write out words of songs that have spoken to my heart) that reminds my heart and very soul that God is in control.

I will also post a devotion each Friday, the Lord willing, after you’ve had time to meditate on the verse all week long.

Saturday I will post something lovely,  admirable, excellent or praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8) so that you can fix your eyes on that.  This might be an amazing photograph of God’s creation, a poem, or the lyrics to a song.

 

 

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