If you’ve been memorizing Scripture for very long, then you’ve probably already began to experience the amazing joy of having God’s Word hidden in your heart. After all, as we are told in John 13:17 obedience brings joy and none are more apt to obey God than they who have said with David, “I will delight myself in Thy statutes; I will not forget Thy Word.” (Psalm 119:16) It was once I personally began to realize this joy for myself that Scripture memorization became more than simply a personal part of my Christian life, but something I strongly believed every Christian with a Bible should do. Not only is it in your best interest if you desire to make your way prosperous and have good success (Joshua 1:8), but, to put it quite simply, the choice between memorizing Scripture and neglecting it is, in itself, a choice between obedience and disobedience (Deuteronomy 6:6-9).
When I began to encourage others to memorize Scripture, however, I was struck with a startling realization: apparently 99% of our world's population suffers from extreme memory loss. Almost every person I speak with either is unashamedly unwilling to put forth the necessary effort, or believes their efforts would be in vain even if they did try. It breaks my heart because at one time I used to make those same excuses and I know that if they only realized what they‘re missing out on, nothing on this temporary earth could keep them from memorizing God’s eternal Word (Isaiah 40:8).
What has been your experience as you’ve encouraged others to memorize Scripture? Have you discovered any particular techniques which seem to get people especially excited about Scripture? From somebody who has watched every one of his referrals go inactive, I would especially like to hear what some of our top referrers have to say and gain insight as to how you tell others about memverse. Keep in mind also that, if you’ve been trying to figure out a way to spread the word about memverse and Scripture memorization in general, you can always utilize memverse’s flyer by posting in on your church’s bulletin board or send out an email blast to your friends. And don't forget word of mouth still works pretty well, too!