As a Christian enthusiast, I felt I should learn the Bible books. After all, I tend to go all out for favorites of mine such as foods, movies/ tv shows, or apps. Why not get fanatical about the greatest book every published?
Learning Books of the Bible Made Easy
I often YouTube. Seriously, I’m on YouTube everyday searching for videos on recipes, shoe reviews, keyboard tutorials, and so forth and so on. To memorize the books of the Bible, I searched and below is the video I watched:
I can honestly say that after watching the above video, I am practicing writing the 27 New Testament books and the 39 Old Testament books. That will allow me to recall how to locate scripture. My hope is that I can embed that knowledge into my long-term memory. I am almost 100% accurate each time I write out these 66 books of God’s Word!
Why is It Important to Remember the Books of the Bible
As a Christian, I recognize the richness of the Word of God. One of my favorite scriptures is when Solomon wrote in Proverbs 4:20-23 to his son:
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
In applying that very text to my life, God has left me the BIBLE which is basic instructions before leaving earth. To be successful at this life on earth, I must devour His Word. Proverbs 4 says that in doing so, I can be well in every aspect of life. I can be well in my finances. I can be well in my dealings with other people. I can be well in my mental capacity. I can be an effective witness of Jesus Christ, and I can especially be well in my physical body!
Know the Word, Know God’s Promises
Even in the secular realm, knowledge is power! As Christians, Word knowledge may start with rote memorization of how to find the books of the Bible, then could graduate into meditation on holy scripture, application, and ultimately activation!
There are so many promises within the Bible, it is inconceivable! The level of revelation I so desire is what Paul spoke of in Ephesians 1:17-19:
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
To know God in such a way is my quest. Granted, knowing the chapter index to the Bible alone is not going to get me to that level. It certainly is a help.
I wrote this post because I want to know all I can about God’s Word. Modern technology is such that I do not have to know each book. I could simply just click the name of the book, but I deem it necessary and will teach my children as well! I will close with a promise in scripture that I hold dear as it relates to my four children and God’s Word:
As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.