How can we have resources readily available throughout our day wherever we may find ourselves? Memorizing Scripture helps us to have the Word of God constantly available to us wherever we go, bringing it to mind as we have need throughout the day. Starting children with Bible memory at a young age is a wonderful way to instill it in their hearts and provide a foundation of knowing the Bible throughout their lives. But adults can also memorize the Bible and have this tool available to them. It may take more work as an adult than it does for a child, but it can still be done. There are a lot of resources and tools available for help in Scripture memory and everyone learns differently and needs to find the method that works best for them. It is helpful to memorize whole passages rather than individual verses, in order to have them in context. One method that a lot of people (including myself) have found helpful is to print out the verses and put them on index cards, to carry around and review throughout the day, while waiting in line or at the doctor’s office, etc. Or you can write them on the index cards as part of the memory process. There are also online sites that help you to type out the verses and learn them that way. I use Scripture Typer and have found it tremendously helpful.
“And when Moses had finished speaking all these words to all Israel, he said to them, “Take to heart all the words by which I am warning you today, that you may command them to your children, that they may be careful to do all the words of this law. For it is no empty word for you, but your very life, and by this word you shall live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.” (ESV)