Why memorize Scripture?

 

The final step of Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) is to memorize the key verse of the chapter we’re studying. We hide it in our heart, recognizing that memorized Scripture was the exclusive means people throughout history have had to carry the Word with them.

As you allow the verse to take root in your soul, continue contemplating…

How does this verse seem to summarize the chapter?.

How does the verse fit into the overall narrative arc of the book up to this point?

In what ways does hiding this verse in our hearts shape us more and more in the image of Christ our Savior?

This is all part of the Lectio Divina.

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