Showing Off

39You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, 40yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.   John 5:39-40

We don’t memorize the Scripture in order to show off. Rather we memorize the Scripture because it bears witness to Jesus. It leads us to Him. Its voice, which is His voice, speaks to us calling us to come to Jesus. “Come to Jesus” that’s the call of the Scripture. Jesus said so Himself. Knowledge does not give us the Kingdom life; Jesus does.

When it comes to memorizing the Word that bears witness to Jesus here’s some suggestions:

1. Write it; say it; sing it.

2. Review it, review it, review it.

3. Meditate on it. Take time to meet Jesus in the words and see the many varied ways the Word of God merges with our lives.

4. Oh yeah and the secret of Scripture memory: review, review, review.


One thought on “Showing Off

  1. Hi, Craig! Thank you for your post on Bible memory. I think you would really enjoy ScriptureTyper, one of the leading Bible memory websites and apps. My husband developed it several years ago, and it really makes Bible memory fun, easy, and effective. You can create an account on for free to download, memorize, and review your verses. The app has some additional features, as well. Hope it blesses you! Thanks, McKenzie

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