Reasons to Memorize Scripture
There are many, many reasons to memorize scripture and perhaps one of the best is listed in Psalm 119:11 “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee”.
Another thought, since all sin will be erased from our memory before we enter into heaven, perhaps all we will have is what we know about the Word of God! Psalm 103:12 “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us”.
Now here are some reasons to memorize God’s Word.
Scripture will help us:
remember our Salvation Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Know we are Free from Sin Romans 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
Keep from Temptation 1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
have Peace Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
always Rejoice Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
with Prayer Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Know our Hope Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
Grow Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
grow in Wisdom Colossians 3:16 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.
with our Thinking Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Please God 1 Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
Know that we are the Temple of God 1 Corinthians 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
Know that we are Transformed Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
to be a living Sacrifice Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
that we should be Holy Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Know the will of GOD 1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Serve one another Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
to Forgive Others 2 Corinthians 2:7 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
know we have Eternal life Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal
life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
live in Victory 1 Corinthians 15:54-57 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
And the list goes on, ambassadors, blameless, justification, faithful, perfect, sanctification, sober, success, temperate, truthful , wise, vigilant, and on.