Some time ago, during one of my memorization sessions, I came to the realization that many of the verses I’d “memorized” weren’t sticking in my mind as well as I wanted them to. I would forget key words or phrases and, in some cases, even the entire verse. Since then, I’ve stopped adding quite so many verses per week and have instead focused on re-solidifying some of my past verses in memory. Over time I have noticed that I am now being able to recall most verses accurately and with little to no hesitation just like I had been able to before. Now I plan to pick up the pace and learn more verses per week than I’ve been recently, because I don’t feel like I’d be leaving behind previous verses in the process.
You see, I say this because I believe it is important to not only memorize Scripture, but to memorize it well. Whether that means memorizing every “thee” and “thou” exactly as it appears in context, or scrutinizing whether you say “Jesus Christ” or “Christ Jesus”…well, those are all choices you’ll have to make yourself based on your purpose for memorizing and on how God leads you as an individual. But once you set your bar, don’t lower it! Don’t start compromising how well you memorize Scripture simply because you want to push your state to the top of the Leaderboard, but instead memorize in order to deepen your spiritual walk and – most importantly – bring glory to God.
Thanks to Andy’s clever designing, memverse makes it easy for us to get a feel for how well we truly know our memory verses. Tools such as the Accuracy Test and Reference Recall both help tremendously. Even if you are somebody who doesn’t care too much about being able to cite the correct reference, Reference Recall is also very useful in giving you a variety of verses you might not otherwise see too often in your normal testing. So if you don’t utilize these tools often, let me encourage you to! They impart many more benefits than their name implies!