Deuteronomy 6:1-8 stresses the importance of knowing the God’s decrees. There is a profound difference between reading the scripture, and being able to recite scripture. Memorizing comes only with great difficulty for many of us, However, the value of memorizing passages is infinite. Memorizing forces us to slow down and look at a passage much more closely. When we memorize we begin to understand a passage much more deeply than we would have if we just read it. Memorizing also allows us to recited God’s promises to ourselves throughout our hectic day. Finally memorizing allows us to share the power of God’s word with others. Knowing God’s word, by heart has a powerful impact in our lives, and the lives of others because we know that there is power in the Word. Take opportunities to memorize passages, once a day, or once a week, and allow God’s word to penetrate you.