Memorizing Bible verses helps us love, know, and obey God.
We memorize important things like our phone numbers and the alphabet so that we never forget them. God's Word, the Bible, has the most important words! Since we don't always have our Bibles with us, we should memorize verses. Then we can remember God's Word wherever we go.
Have fun memorizing verses. Try writing a verse on a chalkboard. Each time you say the verse aloud, erase a word. Or, tape the verse to your mirror to read the verse every time you brush your teeth. One of the easiest ways to memorize is to come up with hand motions for each phrase you memorize. Another fun way to memorize is to have a friend read a few words at a time that you can repeat after.
The Bible is God's Word, and memorizing its verses helps us know what God wants us to do when we're at home, school, or out with friends. Whenever you don't know what to do or are tempted to do wrong, stop and think about the verses you've memorized. Those Bible verses will remind you what God wants you to do. Then, ask God to give you the strength to obey His Word.
Go back to:
- "I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you" (Psalm 119:11).
- "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path" (Psalm 119:105).
- "Always remember what is written in the Book of the Teachings. Study it day and night to be sure to obey everything that is written there. If you do this, you will be wise and successful in everything" (Joshua 1:8, NCV).