SCRIPTURE MEMORY TOOLS – HOW TO MEMORIZE SCRIPTURE
Scripture memorization is a pillar of Christian character. Memorizing Scripture verses can strengthen our faith and straighten our walk. The better we know God’s word, the more equipped we are to live according to it. Using good Scripture memory tools improves the learning process.
We teach our kids their names, phone number, and address at a young age. They memorize this information so they won’t get lost. If they get lost, it will help them find their way back home. Christians should commit portions of the Bible to memory for the same reasons, spiritually speaking.
If the Bible is our compass, then memory verses are road signs. They urge us in the right direction. They correct our course when we go the wrong way. God regularly reminds me of Bible verses which speak to my immediate situation. Yet He never put a verse in my mind that I didn’t know already.
So let’s address the question of how to memorize scripture. Reading the Bible is of utmost importance. Retaining what we read is essential too. Otherwise, we may be like a person who looks at himself in the mirror, “and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.” (James 1:24) Bottom line: these scripture memory tools can help us know the word in order to obey and grow in the word.
BIBLE VERSE CARDS
- Verse Card Maker – This Bible memory tool creates Bible verse cards, which can be used like flash cards. Specify the scripture reference/s (ex. “John 3:16”) and choose the settings. The program fills in the verse/s and creates 2-sided cards in PDF format. When finished, just download, print, cut, and use. Don’t let them collect dust.
LEARN SCRIPTURE ONLINE
- Learn Scripture – Memorize scripture with the help of this free program. Choose your own verses, or select from their pre-arranged sets and catechisms. The simple exercises will help you learn the passages. The system tracks your progress and automatically reviews verses with which you are struggling.
- Memverse – This comprehensive Bible memory system is online and self-paced. The many options will help you customize it to your personal needs and preferences. Their video tutorial explains how it all works.
MORE BIBLE MEMORY TOOLS
- Christianbook (Memory Tools) – These free online Bible memory tools will give you a great start. You also will find numerous books, DVDs, and games on Christianbook to assist with scripture memorization. There is no specific category, so you have to perform a keyword search. Save yourself the time and click here for Bible memory tools or here for Scripture memory tools. There is a little bit of overlap between the two, but also lots of great choices.
SWORD OF THE SPIRIT
God’s word is a sword–our spiritual weapon. (Ephesians 6:17, Hebrew 4:12) Without it we are as vulnerable as an unarmed soldier on the battlefield. Over time, we become familiar with many verses just from reading our Bibles daily. This is good, but being able to recite a verse with references can help in a multitude of situations. So dedicated training with these Bible memory tools is part of a successful strategy.