WHY YOU SHOULD MEMORIZE GOD’S WORD

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Why should you memorize God’s Word? Consider the following reasons:

1. BECAUSE THE BIBLE TEACHES IT

  • The Bible commands you to memorize Scripture – Deuteronomy 6:6; Job 22:22; Proverbs 7:1-3
  • The Bible implies you should memorize Scripture – Joshua 1:8; Jeremiah 15:16; Colossians 3:16
  • The Bible teaches by example that you should memorize Scripture – Job 23:12; David-Psalm 119:9-11, 14; Joshua 1:8; Jesus-Matthew 4:1-11

2. BECAUSE THE MEMORIZED WORD WILL HELP YOU

  • Leads you to loving obedience to God and His Word – Deuteronomy 6:1-9
  • Helps you to teach your children – Deuteronomy 6:7-9; Proverbs 6:20-23
  • Causes you to prosper and be a success for God – Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1
  • Brings you great happiness and joy – Psalm 1; Jeremiah 15:16
  • Enables you to meditate upon the Word day and night – Psalm 1:2; Joshua 1:8
  • Produces a vibrant, stable consistent life – Psalm 1:3
  • Produces a fruitful life – Psalm 1:3
  • Converts the soul – Psalm 19:7; 2 Timothy 3:15
  • Gives you great wisdom – Psalm 19:7; 119:99; Proverbs 3:4
  • Gives you guidance – Psalm 37:31; 40:8; 119:105
  • Gives you victory over sin, Satan, and temptation – Psalm 119:9-11; Matthew 4:1-11
  • Gives you comfort in times of affliction – Psalm 119:50, 92
  • Gives a better understanding of the Word, resulting in spiritual growth – Psalm 119:99; 1 Peter 2:2; 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  • Gives you victory over evil thoughts – Psalm 119:113; Romans 12:2; John 17:17; 2 Corinthians 10:5
  • Gives great peace and victory over worry – Psalm 119:165; Isaiah 26:3
  • Results in a longer life – Proverbs 3:2
  • Gives sweet sleep – Proverbs 3:24; 6:22
  • Keeps you from evil company – Proverbs 6:20-24; 7:1-5
  • Memorized Scripture can never be taken away from you – Amos 8:11, 12
  • Protects you from error – Matthew 22:29
  • It is an investment in that which is eternal – Matthew 24:35; 1 Peter 1:25
  • Allows the Holy Spirit to call your attention whenever it is needed – John 14:26
  • Greatly aids your prayer life – John 15:7; 1 John 3:22
  • Increases one’s teaching and preaching ministry – Acts 18:24-28; 2 Timothy 4:2
  • Equips you for effective witnessing and counseling – 1 Peter 3:15

So, start memorizing God’s Word today. It is a decision you will never regret (The current verse can be found at Current Memory Verse. Previous verses can be found at Previous Memory Verses.

 

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