Haven’t you been so blessed by Anna Marie’s series on Scripture Memory? If you missed any, here are Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. The following post is a huge inspiration of long-term Bible memory faithfulness.
We recently had some longtime friends of Gigi and Grandad’s over for dinner. These dear saints spent many, many years distributing thousands of Bibles with the Gideons, and their love for God and His Word radiates from them. When the topic of Scripture memory came up, Mr. H. pulled from his pocket several well-worn pages containing a hand-written reference list of the hundreds of Bible passages he has memorized over the years. He told us anytime a verse really spoke to him in his morning time with the Lord, he would memorize it and add it to his list. Every day he reviews several verses on his list. It was such an amazing testimony to see how he has treasured God’s Word, how it is “nigh him, even in his mouth and in his heart,” and how it truly has transformed him over the years to be more and more like Jesus Christ.
I hope you have elderly saints who live near your family who have been memorizing over the years and who you can hold up to your children as good examples to inspire them in memorizing God’s Word—yet I fear such godly examples may be rare.
At the same time, parents, I wonder if this is the habit of our own lives? Are we consistently memorizing verses, keeping track of the ones we have learned, and regularly reviewing them? It will be hard to inspire our children to memorize and live Scripture if we are not.
“But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; and that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:14-15
May each of us approach the end of our lives with a long, well-loved, and dog-eared list of Bible verses that we have memorized and meditated upon over the years.
God bless you,
“But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and
in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.” Deuteronomy 30:14
7 thoughts on “Scripture Memory: Looking Down the Road, Part 4”
Thank you Anna Marie for sharing all your practical applications for memorizing scripture! What a delight it must be to have older “saints” nearby where you glean wisdom from… I am praying this very thing for my children. My husband and I are first generation believers; none of our family know Jesus! We are praying for them and are by God’s grace being diligent to show and live God’s Word to them! It does get a bit discouraging at times when you seem to be “the only family” who delights in doing this. But thankful for all of you Maxwells who keep us encouraged through this blog! You all are a bright spot in this dark world! We recently purchased daily meditation audio bibles for our youngers to hear God’s Word – thanks to your recent posts. My 22 mo. old even loves to sit with his bigger brother and listen. Love to you all! Psalm 119:11
Praising the Lord for the work He has begun in your family! I’m so glad the Scripture memory posts have been an encouragement and pray He will bless your time in His Word, illuminating it to your hearts and the hearts of your children as you memorize and meditate on it!
This was inspired. I was just thinking this morning about how I could help my children (and myself) learn and memorize more scripture. I found a box and I’m going to write down each verse of scripture and start a scripture memory box. Thank you for this post. I love knowing that there are fellow saints writing the Word on their hearts.
What a wonderful testimony! Thank you for sharing and I’m so glad it was an encouragement to you!
Thank you Anna Marie for this post. So challenging in so many ways!! Thank you, and the other family members, for posting things that will encourage us in our walk with the Lord. Thank you Sarah for all the hard work and time that you put into this family blog. Thanks for giving us a peek at what a godly family can do to please the Lord and help others along life’s way. I know for myself this blog encourages me and I think I would speak of others as well. Thanks again for everthing, I greatly appreciate you all!!
Thank you, Michelle, for encouraging our hearts. Steve and I are very grateful for Sarah’s investment in the blog. We also feel very blessed when Anna Marie wants to write something for the blog. With her growing family, we know how hard it is to carve out pieces of time to write things like she does even if she really wants to.
Thank You!!!! This has been such an inspiration to me. I know our family should be/needs to be memorizing scripture. I never knew quite how to go about it. I’m not good at coming up with a plan. I can follow an example though. That’s why I’m so glad you took the time to spell this all out. Now I feel I have a plan I can work through.
Thanks very much!!
God Bless your family!!!
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