Why do we memorize Bible verses?
Here's the answer:
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 can memorize verses to help us remember God's Word wherever we go.
Have fun memorizing verses. Tape the verse to your mirror to read the verse every time you brush your teeth. Or 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.
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.
"I have hidden your word in my heart so that I won't sin against you" (Psalm 119:11).
"Your word is like a lamp that shows me the way. It is like a light that guides me" (Psalm 119:105).