Why Memorize Bible Verses?

Memorizing Bible Verses: Why is it important?

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Psalm 1:1-3

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:8

Here are seven areas where memorizing the Bible can help us to grow spiritually. You don’t have to memorize whole books of the Bible to benefit from Bible memorization. You should always be learning new verses that God can use in your life.

Aids in Spiritual Growth

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

God’s Word will help you grow spiritually mature when you allow it to permeate your thinking.

Helps When Fighting Temptation

Matthew 4:1-10

Our Lord Jesus quoted verses from the Old Testament to resist the various temptations of Satan.

Fills Our Mind With Spiritual Thoughts

Romans 12:2, Philippians 4:8

Our minds are transformed by thinking on the pure Word of God.

Shows Our Love for the Lord

John 14:15, 21

We show our love by obeying His commands. We must learn God’s Word and make them a part of our life so that we know what it is He expects of us.

Keeps Us From Sin

Psalm 119:9, 11

Hiding God’s Word in our heart will keep sin from staining our hands.

Prepares Us to Speak for the Lord

1 Peter 3:15

The world is seeking an answer for the hope that we have. It is transmitted when we are able to share God’s Word with them.

Teaches Us to be Mature Christians

2 Timothy 3:15-17

The list started with spiritual growth and ends with spiritual maturity. God’s Word in our hearts and minds is what brings that transition in our lives.

Ask the Lord to help you in memorizing verses. Learn what they mean and you will be surprised as to how often the Holy Spirit gives you opportunity to apply those verses in you life.

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16

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2 thoughts on “Why Memorize Bible Verses?”

  1. On February 14, 2015, I posted a comment on an article that was from April 12, 2011 titled “Should You Read or Study Your Bible.” On March 7, 2015 I received a reply about my comment. Today, I came back to Genuine Leather Bible and was surprised to stumble across an article on memorization. It was surprising because I had been searching this very topic on March 3, 2015 and this page did not display in my search results. But here it is today. I know that God works in mysterious ways and HE is never late with an answer!

    1. Praise the Lord! I trust this will be a help to you. Check out the article about the Key Verses in James. There is a link to a memorization program that I enjoyed using. I am working on using the same techniques for memorizing the book of Romans.

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