Bible open on table to memorize scripture

Don’t stop now! You’ve finished your first list of Scripture memory, but there is a lot more Scripture to memorize.  What now?

Bible open on table to memorize scripture

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):

Week 1 1 Chronicles 29:11-12  –  God’s Sovereignty

Week 2 Psalm 7:11;  Colossians 3:5-6  –  God’s Wrath

Week 3 Psalm 31:5;  Titus 1:2  –  God’s Truthfulness

Week 4 Psalm 36:5;  1 Corinthians 10:13  –  God’s Faithfulness

Week 5 Psalm 90:8;  Hebrews 4:13  –  God’s Omniscience

Week 6 Psalm 93:2;  1 Timothy 6:16  –  God’s Eternality

Week 7 Psalm 97:2;  Hebrews 6:10  –  God’s Justice and Righteousness

Week 8 Jeremiah 23:23-24;  Ephesians 4:6  –  God’s Omnipresence

Week 9 Daniel 9:9;  Mark 2:7 (2nd part)  –  God’s Forgiveness

Week 10 Jeremiah 32:17;  Romans 1:20  –  God’s Omnipotence

Week 11 Jonah 4:2 (2nd part);  2 Peter 3:9  –  God’s Patience

Week 12 Malachi 3:6;  Romans 7:6  –  God’s Immutability

Week 13 Romans 11:33-34  –  God’s Infinitude

Week 14 Ephesians 2:4-5  –  God’s Mercy and Grace

Week 15 Colossians 1:16-17  –  God’s Self-Sufficiency

Week 16 Hebrews 4:15-16  –  God’s Empathy

Week 17 1 Peter 1:16;  Revelation 4:8  –  God’s Holiness

Week 18 Isaiah 43:10-11  –  One God

Week 19 1 John 5:14-15  –  Answered Prayer

Week 20 Hebrews 10:24-25  – Motivating Others

Week 21 Jeremiah 17:9;  Proverbs 28:26  –  The Heart

Week 22 John 10:27-29  –  Eternal Security

Week 23 Romans 4:2-5  –  Salvation

Week 24 Romans 8:38-39  –  Eternal Security

Week 25 Romans 12:10, 16  –  Humility

Week 26 1 Corinthians 3:7-8  –  Competing with One Another; Rewards

Week 27 1 Corinthians 9:19-23  –  Using my Liberty in Christ for my one purpose

Week 28 1 Corinthians 10:10;  Philippians 2:14  –  Grumbling

Week 29 2 Corinthians 10:4-5;  Philippians 4:8  –  Thought Life

Week 30 Galatians 1:10;  1 Corinthians 4:1-2  –  Being Trustworthy/Faithful

Week 31 Galatians 2:16, 21  –  Salvation

Week 32 Galatians 4:6-7  –  Holy Spirit in the Hearts of Believers

Week 33 Galatians 5:16-17  –  Walking/Living by the Spirit

Week 34 Ephesians 4:1-2  –  Patience

Week 35 Ephesians 4:31;  John 15:5  –  Selfish Anger

Week 36 Philippians 1:27; 2:2  –  One Purpose

Week 37 Philippians 4:6-7  –  Worry/Anxiety

Week 38 2 Thessalonians 1:6-7  –  Trials and Relief

Week 39 Psalm 119:9, 11  –  The Importance of God’s Word

Week 40 2 Timothy 2:12-13; 4:8  –  Promise of Future Reward

Week 41 Hebrews 13:5-6  –  Love of Money

Week 42 James 1:26; James 3:6  –  The Use of the Tongue

Week 43 Proverbs 17:14;  Proverbs 19:11  –  Selfish Anger

Week 44 John 3:27;  James 3:16  –  Jealousy

Week 45 James 4:6, 10  –  Humbling vs. Exaltation

Week 46 1 Corinthians 5:9-11  –  Associations (The Unrepentant Christian)

Week 47 1 Corinthians 6:18-20  –  Immorality

Week 48 1 Peter 5:8;  1 Corinthians 15:34; 16:13  –  Soberminded/Alert

Week 49 1 Timothy 5:17-18  –  Support of Spiritual Leaders

Week 50 Proverbs 27:2;  2 Corinthians 10:17-18  –  Boasting

Week 51 James 1:19-20  –  Righteous Living

Week 52 1 John 3:21-22  –  Answered Prayer

Week 53 Proverbs 18:13;  Proverbs 29:20  –  Thinking

Week 54 Proverbs 6:25-26;  1 Peter 2:11  –  Fleshly Lust

Week 55 Ephesians 4:32;  Colossians 3:12  –  Kindness

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I encourage you to continue memorizing the Bible, so you can have the treasures of God with you at all times.

 

 

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