Psalm 119:9, 11

How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.
Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.


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Valley Bible Church's - Bible Memory Verses


Below are sixty Bible memory verses that will help you remember what God says about key areas of the Christian life.
Clicking on a verse reference will bring up its verse.


Why Memorize Scripture?

  • A. It helps us
    • 1. It renews our mind (Romans 12:2)
    • 2. Purifies our heart (Psalm 119:9; Hebrews 4:12)
    • 3. It helps us resist temptation (Psalm 119:11; Matthew 4:1-11)
    • 4. It helps us to know God (Psalm 119:10)
    • 5. It provides guidance (Ephesians 5:17)
    • 6. It aids us in worshipping God (John 4:24; cf. John 17:17)
    • 7. We are commanded to meditate on God's Word (Joshua 1:8)
    • 8. It helps our prayer life (John 15:7)
    • 9. It helps our study of the Bible (2 Timothy 2:15)
    • 10. It can protect us against wrong doctrine (Ephesians 4:14)
  • B. It helps others
    • 1. It helps us to evangelize (Acts 2:14-36)
    • 2. It helps us in teaching believers (Psalm 119:24)

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Why we don't memorize Scripture

  • Excuse: "I have a poor memory."
  • Excuse: "I don't have time."
  • Excuse: "I am too old."
  • Excuse: "I have tried before and failed."
  • Excuse: "Why bother now that I have my new computer program."
  • Excuse: "Memorizing Scripture will make me spiritually proud."

The real reason is that we choose not to.

The Christian Life
Live for Christ 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 Galatians 2:20
Obey Christ Romans 12:1-2 John 14:21
The Bible 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Psalm 119:9,11
Prayer John 15:7 Philippians 4:6-7
Fellowship Proverbs 27:17 Hebrews 10:24-25
Evangelism Matthew 4:19 Romans 1:16

The Gospel
All have sinned Romans 3:10 Isaiah 53:6
The penalty of sin Romans 6:23 Hebrews 9:27
Christ paid the penalty Romans 5:8 1 Peter 3:18
Salvation is not by works Ephesians 2:8-9 Titus 3:5
We must receive Christ John 1:11-12 1 John 5:11-12
Assurance of Salvation 1 John 5:13 John 5:24

God's Resources
God's Spirit 1 Corinthians 3:16 Galatians 5:22-23
God's Strength Isaiah 41:10 Philippians 4:13
God's Faithfulness Lamentations 3:22-23 Numbers 23:19
God's Peace Isaiah 26:3 1 Peter 5:7
God's Provision Romans 8:32 Philippians 4:19
God's help in temptation Hebrews 2:18 1 Corinthians 10:13

Be Christ's Disciple
Put Christ first Matthew 6:33 Luke 9:23-24
Don't love the world 1 John 2:15-17 James 4:4
Be faithful 1 Corinthians 15:58 Hebrews 12:3
Serve others Mark 10:45 2 Corinthians 4:5
Give generously Luke 6:38 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
Reach others Acts 1:8 Matthew 28:19-20

Holiness
Love John 13:34-35 1 John 3:18
Humility Philippians 2:3-4 1 Peter 5:5-6
Purity Ephesians 5:3 1 Peter 2:11
Honesty Ephesians 4:25 Acts 24:16
Faith Hebrews 11:6 Proverbs 3:5-6
Good Works Galatians 6:9-10 Matthew 5:16