This is a simple system for Scripture memorization. You’ll be shocked at how easy it is to memorize passages using this tool. Here’s how it works:
- Read the verse, in your chosen version, through several times.
- Cover the verse and use the first letters of each word to practice reciting the passage.
- Repeat several times until you can do it easily, checking the verse for help between tries.
King James Version
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
New King James Version
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
English Standard Version
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
A closer look at the passage…
While human hands penned the Scriptures, so that the truth contained within them is expressed in human words so we might understand, the inspiration came directly from God. And it is complete. There is no situation that we can find ourselves for which the Bible is not sufficient counsel. We should always invite the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide us before opening God’s Word, and humble ourselves so we might glean from the words the message He has for us.
Tucking away Scripture in our memory is an invaluable tool for living a life sanctified by the truth of His word, character and law. May we be wise and put our effort toward storing it up in our heart.