Thoughts on Bible Memorization

I really debated on whether or not I should make this post a proper bible study post on memorizing scripture, but I think I will save that for later. For a number of weeks, I have wanted to make a post introducing the idea of Bible memorization as a major part of this blog, but had yet to do so, until now.

I have only been a Christian for a few years, and I have dabbled in trying to memorize scriptures at least a couple of times, but with limited success. However, my interest was piqued again when I took my recent journey across the country, and came in contact with a congregation of the Lord’s Church, where they were actively seeking to memorize verses to aid in evangelism efforts. I took the three pamphlets they gave me, and thought about trying to memorize scriptures yet again.

After a time, I did begin my memorization in earnest, and have been doing so for a short time. Prov. 4:4 reads, “He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.” This idea of keeping the word of God in one’s heart is found throughout the Bible, and something that I haven’t done as much as I could.

It is incredible when I really focus on God’s Word, and make a concerted effort to think on it throughout the day. It helps with my confidence in doing that which God wants me to do, when I can think of a verse that deals with, say, anger (Ecc. 7:9), worry (Phil. 4:6), or that repenting and confessing a sin is the right thing to do, even when a tiny part of me resists doing so (2 Cor. 7:10). That can give me confidence that I can remain faithful, and make it to the end, and obtain the prize.

I still have a long way to go in my memorization efforts, and in all actuality, I haven’t been adding new scriptures to memorize for a while, but I look forward to adding new ones later. In the mean time, I did want to let you all know what I used in case this post inspires you to begin this effort as well.

For an active scripture memorization community and website, you can go to It does not require any software download, and also used spaced repetition algorithms to help you learn scriptures efficiently.

I also use Anki, which is a flash card program that also uses spaced repetition. Anki’s homepage can be found It also has a website version that can be used in conjunction with the downloadable program as well. It can be found at

I also have a scripture memorization program that I use on my mac that does not require an internet connection as well, but it is no longer being supported so I will not list it here.

I hope that these thoughts have been of interest to you, even thought it isn’t a proper Bible study post so to speak. if you have any questions or comments, please post a reply or email me!