|Why Memorize Scripture?
1. It is commanded by God.
Deut. 6:6 – And these words, which I command thee this day,
shall be in thine heart.
Josh. 1:8 – 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.
John 8:31-2 – Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on
him, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples
indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make
2. We are called to know God – God has chosen to reveal himself
to man by and through his Word.
Hosea 6:3 – Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the
Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall
come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the
3. The memorized Word will help us direct our daily lives.
Ps. 119:105 – Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light
unto my path.
4. It provides spiritual nourishment.
Jer. 15: 16 – Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and
thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: fro I
am called by thy name, O Lord, God of hosts.
Job 23:12 – Neither have I gone back from the commandment of
his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my
I Pet. 2:2 – As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the
word, that ye may grow thereby.
Acts 20:32 – And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to
the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to
give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
5. It can provide confidence in the Word, God, and ourselves.
Isa. 55:10-11 – For as the rain cometh down, and the snow
from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth,
and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the
sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth
forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it
shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in
the thing whereto I sent it.
6. Helps us achieve victory over sin.
Ps. 119:9, 11 – Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his
way? By taking heed thereto according to they word…Thy word have
I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Ps. 37:31 – The law of his God is in his heart; none
of his steps shall slide.
7. Helps us achieve victory over Satan.
Eph. 6:17 – And take the helmet of salvation, and the
sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Mat. 4:4, 7, 10 – But he answered and said, “It is
written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God”…Jesus said unto him, “It is
written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God”…Then saith
Jesus unto him, “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou
shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”
8. It helps you see yourself as you really are.
Heb. 4:12 – For the word of God is quick, and
powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the
dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
9. Helps you meditate on God’s word.
Ps. 1:1-3 – 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.
10. It will help you share Christ.
1 Pet. 3:15 – But sanctify the Lord God in your
hears: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that
asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and