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Scripture memory is becoming a lost art among modern believers. If Christians knew the benefits of memorizing Scripture, we would make it a priority. Learn the power of memorizing the Word of God in this article.

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.

Why Memorize Scripture?

Imagine that you wanted to build a house. You hired the best architect who drew beautiful plans. You contracted the best builder to make your dream home a reality. After months of preparation, the day arrived to begin. The foundation has been laid. The project is ready to go. Excited to be starting the project, everyone showed up at the job site early. But wait a minute. You realize that you forgot to order the building material! There is no framing lumber, no nails, nothing.

There are plenty of building materials in the lumber yard. The problem is that they are not available at your job site where needed. Even if you have the best plans and the master builder, nothing can be accomplished without the proper material.  

So it is with the Bible. Knowing the answers are in the Bible is not the same as having them at hand.

It is an odd reality that many who believe the Bible overlook the necessity of committing Scripture to memory.  Click To Tweet

The Bible will help you and everyone who hears it. However, the Bible can only help those who know it. No wonder the Devil works so hard to keep people out of God’s Word.

When you memorize Scripture, The Holy Spirit can bring it into your mind when necessary to help you and others.

Consider these real-life scenarios:

  • You are at the Grocery store and strike up a conversation about Christ. They ask a question, and a Bible verse pops into your mind.
  • A coworker asks a question about spiritual things, and a Scripture that you memorized long ago comes to mind.
  • You knock on a door during soul winning. The person listens for a while then asks a tricky question. In a flash of insight, the Spirit reminds you of a Bible verse with the answer.
  • While you pray, you are asking God for direction or understanding. A Scripture comes to mind that brings clarity.

God can use the Bible verses you memorize in instances such as these. Imagine the confidence and boldness you would have knowing that God’s Word is within you!

It is an odd reality that many who believe the Bible overlook the necessity of committing Scripture to memory. 

Although we have almost unlimited access to the written Word in America, there are times when we need the help of Scripture and can’t put our hands on it at that moment. If you don’t have God’s Word in your heart, you will not receive God’s help in certain situations. On the other hand, if you have Scripture memorized, the Holy Spirit can use it to help you at any time.

We should have a systematic plan to memorize it so that it is available in every situation. Furthermore, God’s Word dwelling in our heart has powerful benefits that some take for granted and of which others are ignorant. 

Let’s study verses about the benefits of God’s Word and the power of committing it to memory.

Examine this list of the amazing benefits of memorizing Scripture

1. Memorizing Scripture Allows You to Abide in Christ.

John 15:5 

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

2. Memorizing Scripture Empowers your Prayer Life.

John 15:7 

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

3. Memorizing Scripture Convicts us to Obey, demonstrating our Love for God.

John 15:10 

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

4. Memorizing Scripture Results in a Joyful Heart.

John 15:11 

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

5. Memorizing Scripture Imparts 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.

6. Memorizing Scripture Teaches Us as We Go Through Life.

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.

7. Memorizing Scripture Corrects Us When We Stray.

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.

8. Memorizing Scripture Inspires You To Sing About God.

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.

9. Memorizing Scripture Generates Faith As We Quote It.

Romans 10:17

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

10. Memorizing Scripture Makes You Strong.

1 John 2:14 

I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

11. Memorizing Scripture Helps You Overcome The Wicked One.

1 John 2:14 

I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

12. Memorizing Scripture Conquers confusion.

1 Corinthians 14:33 

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

1 Corinthians 14:40 

Let all things be done decently and in order.

13. Memorizing Scripture Nourishes Growth.

1 Peter 2:2 

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

14. Memorizing Scripture Benefits Last Forever.

1 Peter 1:23–25 

23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

15. Memorizing Scripture Builds Us.

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.

16. Memorizing Scripture Insures God’s Blessing.

Revelation 1:3 

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

17. Memorizing Scripture Produces Prosperity.

Psalm 1:2–3 

 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.

18. Memorizing Scripture Cleanses Us.

Psalm 119:9

Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?

By taking heed thereto according to thy word.

19. Memorizing Scripture Convinces Us To Reject Sin.

Psalm 119:11 

Thy word have I hid in mine heart,

That I might not sin against thee.

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20. Memorizing Scripture Creates Peace And Emotional Stability.

Psalm 119:165 

Great peace have they which love thy law:

And nothing shall offend them.

CONCLUSION – Benefits of Memorizing Scripture

Wow! With twenty benefits like that, only a fool would not want to memorize Scripture!

When you memorize Scripture, The Holy Spirit can bring it into your mind when necessary to help you and others.

Imagine the confidence and boldness you would have knowing that God’s Word is within you!  

Begin memorizing God’s Word today.

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