We’re often too busy to spend time committing the bible to memory, but it is a spiritually valuable exercise. I was sent this video to watch a couple of weeks ago and found that it was a great reminder as to why we should memorize the bible. https://youtu.be/WVvPtTCni1E
I also came across this blog post from Tim Challis about the importance of Bible memorisation.
And this one from John Piper
Here is a summary of the benefits mentioned in the posts above that bible memory has for those who belong to Christ:
Helps to grow in spiritual maturity;
Helps to prevent us falling into temptation;
Helps us to live in obedience;
It will increase our love for God and aids in our worship and prayers;
Solidifies our faith and provides insight and direction during difficult times;
Fixes our mind and affections on “things above” (Colossians 3:2).
Jesus memorized scripture – he is our example, we are to be like him.
(Duet 6 v 4-9) Bind gods law to our foreheads, teach it to our children – (Col 3 v16) it helps with our understanding and teaching of Gods word;
It helps with our communication to witness, to comfort and to encourage;
It helps us recognise error.
The verses for this month memory verses are:
Psalm 119 v 9-11
How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Chuck Swindoll wrote,
“I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture. . . . No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends! Your prayer life will be strengthened. Your witnessing will be sharper and much more effective. Your attitudes and outlook will begin to change. Your mind will become alert and observant. Your confidence and assurance will be enhanced. Your faith will be solidified” (Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life, 61).
I hope you find the links helpful - let me know if you find it easy or hard to learn passages of the bible. I'll admit that I find it hard to stay focussed and consistent but, it's easier when I'm learning a passage with someone.