How can you memorize Bible verses?


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Mini Justin Hale
The Bible describes divine wisdom as being made up of two special 'gifts' that GOD gives to everyone when we receive the Holy Spirit. These two fundamental gifts are the shared basis for all of the more specific gifts given out "individually just as He wills," (1 Corinthians 12:11). 

Those two fundamental gifts are called 'synesis,' (Greek koine: 'puzzle solving,' usually translated 'understanding'), and 'phronesis,' (Greek koine: 'wise insight,' usually translated 'prudence'). 

The best way to 'memorize' scripture is through a combined use of these gifts, both of which are highly emotion-based while stimulating our conscious intellect in new ways. In fact, simply exercising these gifts can actually make you considerably more intelligent in all other ways, because you start to view the world in wiser and more realistic contexts, including having better imagination and contemplation skills, (Proverbs 24:5, 1 Corinthians 1:25). 

One excellent way to develop 'synesis' skills is to study the Bible in its original languages, or at least stop and remember where the same cultural language words are used in every other place in scripture. You can look up a word and see all of the places in the Bible where that word or its root words are used. Each context reveals something new about its full meaning. You will find that these related verses will 'stick' naturally in your mind. When you encounter one, you will then start to recall them all like a big puzzle. You will visibly notice the Holy Spirit 'helping' this process.

That will enable you to not only memorize scripture, but memorize it in a way that will confirm doctrines and express truths that appear repeatedly throughout the Bible. As this skill grows, you will also come to sudden and deeper conclusions or observations. This is the beginning of 'phronesis.' Phronesis enables us to look deeply into meanings of words and doctrines and perceive what the Holy Spirit is really trying to say and why. 

We begin to see everything around us as part of something larger and deeper. We also begin to see clear connections between things based on their source, whether this source is human or spiritual. This gift makes memorizing the Bible even easier. That is because having this kind of applied wisdom is very exciting, and the only thing then standing in our way is remembering exactly how words and phrases are constructed in the Bible.

With all of that motivation, memorization becomes more fun than a chore, which is exactly as Yahweh GOD intended it to be, (Matthew 11:30).

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