First of all, hello! So sorry to be gone for a while; as you know, my computer got a virus and I’m in the process of finding a new one to use. Expect more articles, however–I’m going to try to get back into a regular pattern 🙂 And now I’ll go into the article.
In my family, a lot of emphasis was put on memorizing Scripture. At first, I didn’t really see how important it was. But lately, I’ve begun to see more and more the benefits of memorizing Scripture.
- Do you struggle with sin? Everyone does. Some flaws that I have are fearfulness, anger, impatience, pride (lots of that…) laziness, anxiety—the Bible has an answer for all of that. By memorizing God’s words, we can answer sinful temptations with Scripture—the sword of God’s word.
- For pursuing righteousness. “As a man thinks, so he is.” If we think on the good things of God’s Word, we will become more like Him.
- But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on it he meditates both day and night. Memorizing Scripture causes us to think of the meaning of the words and think more about God and who He is.
- What if…Bibles became illegal? Or you lost your Bible? Memorizing Bible verses ensures that you keep God’s word in your heart, even if you can’t physically read it.
Where should I start?
Some great books of the Bible to start memorizing Scripture (in my opinion) would be…
-The Proverbs. (Also great for Bible journaling.)
-The Gospels (it’s Jesus’s own words!)
All of the Bible is God’s Word, though, so don’t stress about having the “perfect” book of the Bible to memorize. Just pick up your Bible and start memorizing!