Why do we memorize Bible verses other than tradition? Does the scripture memorization we do really benefit us, or should we be doing something else with our time? These questions are the ones that run through our heads when we are struggling with a difficult passage. This blog will give you a few reasons to push through.Why should we memorize Bible verses? The following blog presents seven reasons to hide the Word of God in your heart. Click here to learn more! #ORBC Click To Tweet
“Why should I memorize Bible verses?”
There are many reasons why you should memorize scripture. Memorizing scripture brings peace of mind, grows your relationship with Christ, and helps you encourage fellow followers.
- Jesus Memorized Scripture
- It Develops Our Relationship with God.
- Bible Memorization Renews Our Mind
- Strengthens Our Sense of Right and Wrong
- Allows Us to Readily Encourage Fellow Christians
- Lets Us Better Share Jesus’s Sacrifice
- Increases Our Wisdom
1) Jesus Memorized Scripture
There are several examples of Jesus using scripture to counter evil, encourage others, and fulfill the law. One of the most known times Jesus did this was when he was in the desert, and Satan tempted him. In Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus quotes scriptures three times to combat what Satan is tempting him with.
2) It Develops Our Relationship with God
Reading scripture, and hiding God’s word in your heart lets you grow in your walk with the Lord. God’s nature is all over the Bible, and it is so vast that a thousand lifetimes would not be enough to fully comprehend it. Studying scripture can help us get closer to understanding God’s nature.
3) Bible Memorization Renews Our Mind
It is proven that memorizing is good for your brain function. It works like working a muscle; the more you memorize, the greater your neurological flexibility which refers to how easy memorization is for you. Memorizing scripture is good for you physically as well as spiritually. It can help bring peace to your thoughts and comfort to your worries.
4) Strengthens Our Sense of Right and Wrong
Scripture gives us a touchstone for what is right and wrong in the world. The Bible calls us to love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your soul, and with all your strength; and to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-40). We are meant to study how God wants us to live our lives, and obey His word.
5) Allows Us to Readily Encourage Fellow Christians
The scriptures are meant to encourage us as we go through life. If we know those words of encouragement, we can share them with fellow believers. Paul speaks about this in 1 Thessalonians 4:18.
6) Lets Us Better Share Jesus’s Sacrifice
The Bible has so much wisdom on sharing the good news with non-believers. We have the good news of Jesus’s sacrifice and resurrection, as well as the wisdom that is there for us in the Bible. We are called to go and make disciples (Matthew 28:19).
7) Increases Our Wisdom
Having the Word of God hidden in your heart gives you a lot of wisdom. Part of wisdom comes from living, but we can learn from the words written in the Bible. When you memorize these words, they have a habit of coming back up when you need them the most.
The benefits of studying scripture are plentiful. Not only does it improve your relationships with God, fellow believers, and people in general, but it also brings peace of mind and clarity. Scripture solidifies your sense of right and wrong. If you are looking for some scriptures to memorize, we have a list of scriptures on purpose and vision for you.
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