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