Memorize Scripture - 60 Reminders

Memorizing Scripture is important. We’ve already talked about 10 reasons why you should memorize scripture and 6 quick tips to help you memorize. Today I want to turn to Scripture itself to see what it says about memorizing, meditating, hiding it within our lives, and knowing it intimately.

Meditation in Scripture is often misunderstood. In today’s world, meditation is all about emptying your mind so that you come to a state of relaxation and “consciousness,” but in Scripture, meditation is a critical concept and it has nothing with emptying our minds. Meditation is best understood by looking at cows.


Meditating Upon God’s Word Like a Cow

When a cow chews its cud, it chews for a bit, swallows, and then regurgitates the food to keep chewing. It keeps the process up: chew, swallow, spit it back up, chew swallow, regurgitate. The same is true when it comes to Scripture. We are to keep the Word of God in our hearts and mind. We are to soak in it, ruminate within its Truth, let it dwell within us richly, we are to ponder, think about, and focus upon it. We don’t empty our minds, we allow the Word of God to fill up our mind. Jesus and His Word is to be the delight and focus of our lives.

Here are ____ passages that talk about hiding God’s Word in your heart, to keep it at the center of your life, to meditate upon it day and night, and to delight in the Law of the Lord (Law here doesn’t necessarily mean the Levitical Law or the 10 Commandments but the words of God Himself … in essence, Scripture itself).

Take a few minutes to read through these Scriptures. May they be an encouragement and exhortation to your soul! Next week we will continue our study on how to memorize Scripture by looking at how to memorize passages around particular topics.

  • Psalm 119:11 – Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.
  • Joshua 1:8 – This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
  • Deuteronomy 11:18 – Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
  • Proverbs 6:21-22 – Bind them continually upon your heart; Tie them around your neck. When you roam, they will lead you; When you sleep, they will keep you; And when you awake, they will speak with you.
  • 2 Timothy 3:16 – All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness …
  • Psalm 1:1-3 – Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
  • Psalm 119:9 – How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.
  • Proverbs 4:20-21 – My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart …
  • Psalm 40:8 – I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart.
  • Jude 1:17 – But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ:
  • Colossians 3:16 – Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
  • Psalm 119:1-2 – Blessed are the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the LORD! Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart!
  • Jeremiah 15:16 – Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.
  • Matthew 4:4 – But [Jesus] answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ “
  • Psalm 37:31 – The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps shall slide.
  • Hebrews 2:1 – Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.
  • James 1:22-25 – But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
  • 2 Timothy 2:15 – Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
  • Psalm 119:48 – My hands also I will lift up to Your commandments, Which I love, And I will meditate on Your statutes.
  • Proverbs 20:15 – There is gold and a multitude of rubies, But the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
  • Proverbs 13:14 – The law of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.
  • Job 23:12 – I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth More than my necessary food.
  • Psalm 119:15 – I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways.
  • Proverbs 3:3-4 – Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart, And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man.
  • Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
  • Deuteronomy 6:6-9 – And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
  • Psalm 119:47 – And I will delight myself in Your commandments, Which I love.
  • Psalm 1:2 – But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
  • Psalm 23:1-6 – The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.
  • Psalm 103:20 – Bless the LORD, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word.
  • Job 22:22-24 – Receive, please, instruction from His mouth, And lay up His words in your heart. If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up; You will remove iniquity far from your tents. Then you will lay your gold in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks.
  • Proverbs 22:17-18 – Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your heart to my knowledge; For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; Let them all be fixed upon your lips …
  • Psalm 119:16 – I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
  • 2 Peter 1:19 – And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts …
  • Romans 12:2 – And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
  • 1 Corinthians 10:13 – No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
  • Proverbs 2:1-5 – My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you, So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, And find the knowledge of God.
  • 1 Peter 2:2-3 – … as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
  • Philippians 2:5 – Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
  • Luke 8:15 – But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.
  • Psalm 119:129 – Your testimonies are wonderful; Therefore my soul keeps them.
  • Matthew 7:6 – Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.
  • Romans 1:28 – And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
  • Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
  • Deuteronomy 8:3 – So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.
  • Psalm 119:148 – My eyes are awake through the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.
  • James 1:21 – Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
  • Isaiah 54:17 – “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.
  • Deuteronomy 5:1 – And Moses called all Israel, and said to them: “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your hearing today, that you may learn them and be careful to observe them.”
  • Ezra 7:10 – For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the Law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach statutes and ordinances in Israel.
  • Acts 17:11 – These were more fair–minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.
  • Psalm 49:3-4 – My mouth shall speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart shall give understanding. I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will disclose my dark saying on the harp.
  • Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy––meditate on these things.
  • Psalm 119:30 – I have chosen the way of truth; Your judgments I have laid before me.
  • Romans 10:17 – So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
  • John 14:15 – If you love Me, keep My commandments.
  • Psalm 119:165 – Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble.
  • Psalm 104:34 – May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the LORD.
  • John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


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