Most of us own Bibles; one hopes that we actually read them. Even better than that is to memorize Scripture so that it is always with us. Memorizing takes time, but is worth every bit of that time because Scripture is good for us in so many ways. Let me mention just two of those ways.
The first is general knowledge of our faith. Memorizing Scripture is a way of writing God’s word indelibly in our hearts. It tells us the history of God’s people in the Old Testament. The New Testament tells us about Jesus, as well as the founding and purpose of the Church.
In a more personal sense, memorizing Scripture provides not just knowledge, bu comfort and assurance. Comfort comes from Scriptures that tell us how God is always working on our behalf. All of Jesus’ promises for us are set out in the New Testament.
Assurance similarly comes as we memorize the Scriptures that tell us of how God loves us and has promised us eternal life. In times of stress or doubt, having these verses in us, so to speak, means that they’re never more than a thought away.
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. 2Timothy 3:16-17