I have never chosen a word for the year or a life verse or anything like that. But at the beginning of last year, I decided to memorize a short passage: 1 Peter 4:7-11. It’s only five verses, so no problem, right?
But it never happened. Somehow, in all 12 months of the year — all 52 weeks, all 365 days — I didn’t even memorize the first verse.
I bumped last year’s goal to this year because I still want to memorize this passage. And guess what? We’re just a few weeks into the new year, but I’m already three verses in. Maybe I can knock the rest of this out before Super Bowl Sunday.
Memorizing Scripture is nothing new. Generations of believers have seen the value of committing God’s Word to memory, and some have done so in impressive quantities: Fanny Crosby memorized five Bible chapters every week.
Most likely I won’t increase my memorization capabilities to anywhere near that level. But as we start out — or even if you’ve been memorizing verses for years…