Memorize with us: Matthew Five Eleven-Twelve

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” { Matthew 5:3-12, ESV }


Every Sunday we post a new verse to memorize together for the week.  Currently, we are memorizing Jesus’ The Sermon on the Mount together.   I’ve highlighted a section in pink for us to work on this week. If you can do more, great! Go for it!  Let’s take some time this week to memorize one of Jesus’ greatest sermons- filled with encouragement and helpful instruction for our lives.

Memorizing the beatitudes has been so encouraging to my soul. It reminds me of the upside-down nature of the gospel in our world. Jesus makes right side up what the world pushes down with when He declares that “last shall be first” and the “weak are made strong”.  When I am feeling like I am falling behind in life, or don’t feel the strength I know I need to get through whatever it is that I am facing — I rest in the “Blessed are” statements of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.  I take sanctuary in the gospel that reminds me it’s not about what I have, can do, or abilities that matter but the posture of my heart.

Friends, let’s not just memorize His Word this week, let’s allow His Truth to seep down deep into our core and permeate our whole lives so that we are women who stand firm and guard the Truth that has been entrusted to us and live blessed because we believe! 

MEMORIZE WITH US!

Join us every Sunday when we post a new verse for the week!

I hope you’ll join us each week as we memorize God’s Word together.  Memorizing scripture is one of the purest ways we are able to carry God’s Word with us wherever we go!  It puts His truth on our tongue, in our hearts, and encourages our souls all day long as we follow Christ.

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HELPFUL MEMORIZING TIPS:
  • Create a drawing or painting to help you remember the scripture.
  • Set the scripture to a familiar tune or jingle as a super fun way to remember those longer passages.
  • Write the passage out several times (remember elementary school punishment – “I will not…” x100 – It really does work!).
  • Write the passage on 3×5 note cards and place them next to your computer, on the dashboard of your car, and anywhere else you will see it often throughout your day.

Get creative with your memorization! Not only will this help you commit scripture to memory, it will be so incredibly rewarding when you can recite that scripture at the absolute perfect moment to encourage not only your own heart but bless your friends as well!

If you create something fun to help with this week’s memory verse challenge, be sure to post it and tag #SheBelieves so we can all see and be encouraged!

P.s. If this scripture encourages you, be sure to pass the encouragement along and share it with a friend! 

BethAnn Foro
BethAnn Foro
Howdy, I'm BethAnn! Founder, Author, Bible Teacher, & Chief Visionary at She Believes Ministries. I love to gather and encourage women everywhere to lean into Jesus and simply BELIEVE HIM! Not just believe in God but truly believe all of Him for our whole life! I'm so happy you are here at SHE BELIEVES, I hope you find encouragement and deep refreshment for your soul through the online pages and faith-based resources at SHE BELIEVES MINISTRIES!

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