A Very Old-School, But Helpful Scripture Memory System

The Bible is the source from which Christians draw their comfort, hope, and joy. It is food for our hunger, water for our thirst, and sunlight for our eyes. Not only do we want to read it, meditate on it, learn it, and share it, but we want to memorize it as well. However, in such a fast-paced, distracting, and loud world, the slow and steady work of memorizing scriptures is becoming increasingly difficult for us. We need all the help we can get.

My wife and I have recently found what is turning out to be a very helpful system of memorization and review. It is explained below. Before you listen to the video, let me encourage you to watch it until the end. The beginning of the video seems like the system will be very overwhelming, but it will all make simple sense once you reach the end.


As for materials, you can get creative. My wife and I decided to buy this 3X5 index card box with these 3X5 index card dividers that organize these 3X5 index cards that will have our scriptures on them. I took a picture of our box which you can look at below.

Our little treasure chest.

Our little treasure chest.

As an extra encouragement toward the practice of memorizing the Bible, listen to Chuck Swindoll’s exhortation…

I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture. . . . No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends! Your prayer life will be strengthened. Your witnessing will be sharper and much more effective. Your attitudes and outlook will begin to change. Your mind will become alert and observant. Your confidence and assurance will be enhanced. Your faith will be solidified.

May your mind be filled with God’s Word so your heart may overflow with His love and your hands may be quick to do His will.

HT: Stand to Reason who got it from Justin Taylor who got it from Simply Charlotte Mason. Now that’s sharing!

About Dana Dill

I'm a Christian, husband, daddy, pastor, professor, and hope to be a friend to pilgrims on their way home.
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