What should you memorize?
My fifth and sixth-grade teacher taught us James because the book of James is packed full of helpful information for life: wisdom, friendliness, compassion, faith, prayer. There are many practical chapters and books you could begin with—memorizing single psalms—like Psalm 1, 40, 51, 100, and 119 or any chapter in Proverbs—are practical and relatively simple because the verses are familiar, and they are poetic in structure, making them easier to remember.
Because of their length and content, some great books to start memorizing are: 1 John, James, 1 Peter, Philippians, Ephesians, Galatians, Colossians. Other short books are 2 and 3 John, Jude, Philemon, and 2 Peter, although their verses are not as familiar to most people as the previous suggestions.
You can do it! Read some of my suggestions and choose the one that speaks to you. Memorizing is always easier and more enjoyable when you are learning something you actually want to know! Blessings on you as you memorize. You won’t regret it!
Sue Schlesman is a Christian writer, teacher, blogger, and speaker. Her blogs, fiction, and non-fiction reach a wide audience. She has a BA in Creative Writing and is earning a MA in Theology, Art, and Culture. Her book Soulspeak: Praying Change into Unexpected Places comes out in 2019. She is the content writer and editor at www.themystoryproject.com. You can find her philosophizing about life, education, family, and Jesus at www.susanwalleyschlesman.com.
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