We live in a day and age where technology can work both for and against us. I spent my last airline flight playing a game, listening to a podcast, memorizing a bible verse and falling asleep to some classical music. All of these things were done on my phone.
While in high school I dedicated the book of Philippians to memory. This was done through long and tedious hours of writing out each verse by hand. I made note cards and laminated them so I could commit verses to memory while mowing yards during the summer or have them hanging from my shampoo rack in the shower. I have no idea where those note cards are now, but the words are embedded into my mind and come to memory exactly when I need them.
Recently I have felt the conviction that I’m sure you too have felt at times; to commit more scripture to memory rather than simply read and dwell on scripture. I wish it were easier, like you could just download scripture to your mind matrix style but that’s wishful thinking.
Doing some research I found some apps that should be far easier than note cards and actually kind of fun! I have found myself going to my bible memory app over other games or social media apps on my phone! Here I have provided some of the popular Bible memory apps, check them out in the app store for yourself, start memorizing and share these options with your leaders, students, and family!
“Verses” is the app that I’m currently using. I love that you are able to track your progress overall and independently within each book of the Bible. Offering multiple tools for memorization, it feels like a game as you achieve new levels and more of the verse is “unlocked” to you. This is a very clean and simple app, you will not get lost, everything is very straightforward. Only downside, it doesn’t appear to support NIV, I’m using the ESV option & currently re-working Philippians, anyone else wanna join me?!
” SCRIPTURE TYPER”
Scripture Typer reminds you to review verses already learned so you maintain what you have memorized. Has topical memorization (wisdom, faith, hardship, etc.), I believe this is the highest ranked in the app store currently.
A very popular one, I believe due to the access it has to memorizing things in the NIV.
What apps or methods have you found helpful in memorizing scripture?