Don’t stop now! You’ve finished your first list of Scripture memory, but there is a lot more Scripture to memorize. What now?
There are minimally two challenges every Christian faces in regards to Scripture memory. They are: (1) the pull of the old self to neglect and not maintain the verses we’ve already memorized, and (2) the attitude that has us resting complacently on our past accomplishments instead of excelling still more in this area (1 Thes. 4:1, 10). These challenges happen for many reasons, but the one reason I want to focus on today is: the lack of biblical conviction.
First, what is a conviction?
Conviction means “the act or process of convincing,” “the state of being convinced,” or “a fixed or strong belief.” Thus, by biblical conviction we mean convictions or beliefs derived from and based on a commitment to Scripture, the Bible. As God’s Holy Word, it is the absolute index for the whole of our lives—faith and practice. (https://bible.org/seriespage/mark-6-biblical-conviction)
Second, why do so many Christians who start a Scripture memory program fail to continue in it?
When most Christians start a Scripture memory program, they were most likely motivated by the convictions of another Christian helping them. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but eventually the Christian must establish his/her own biblical convictions that God wants him/her to memorize Scripture. And this is where most Christians today find themselves.
Having never established your own biblical convictions (or maybe due to neglect in remembering why you first started), this is the your next logical step. I’ve included for you a list of reasons why I think it’s good for Christians to maintain a Scripture memory program the rest of their lives.
Why should a Christian memorize Scripture regularly the rest of his/her life?
- To reprogram/renew his/her minds from worldly, humanistic thinking (Rom. 12:2; 2 Cor. 10:4-5).
- To know God’s thoughts/truths so as to have a constant reminder on how to think, act and speak right (Psa. 119:9, 11).
- To be able to instantly resist demonic forces with the authoritative Word of God and win in spiritual warfare (Jas. 4:6-7; Eph. 6:11; 1 Pet. 5:8; Matt. 4:3-10).
- To be able to intelligently and biblically defend God’s truths and values against cults and false teachers (1 Pet. 3:15; Acts 7:2-53).
- To have God’s authority at his/her fingertips to support his/her actions, views, words, attitudes and feelings when making decisions, dealing with people or teaching/speaking (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
If you are ready to continue or begin again memorizing God’s Word, the Bible, here are some Bible verses that I included on my personal list after finishing the first list.
Choose a week:
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Attributes of God (Weeks 1-18):
Other suggestions for picking new Bible verses:
- Baptism and Salvation
- Does the Spiritual Gift of Speaking in Tongues Still Exist for Today?
- What Are You Looking For To Truly Satisfy/Fulfill Your Life?
- Priorities: Who or What Comes First?
- Building Up Other Believers
- Some Highlights of What True Christians Believe
- Eternal Security
- Who Was This Man Called Jesus?
- Christians and the Old Testament Law
- Prophecy and Its Support that the Bible is the Word of God
- Baptisms in the Bible, Eight Different
- Disciplined / Self-controlled
- Faith, Belief, Works, and the Law
- God’s Provision for Mankind’s Natural Condition
- God’s Sovereignty Over and Predestining of People and Events
- Holy Spirit, The Uniqueness of the
- Jesus Christ, The Uniqueness of
- Obedience | Obey
- One Another, Responsibilities Toward
- Priorities: What Should I Be Doing Now?
- Promises to Claim for Christians
- Seeking the Lord
- Temptations, Testings, and Trials
- Trinity, The | Triune God
- Trusting God
- Truth and Rightness Of and In God’s Word or Experience, Is?
- Wise Person, The
- Worry | Anxiety
I encourage you to continue memorizing the Bible, so you can have the treasures of God with you at all times.