Why memorize scripture? The Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) I long to know God more and through His Word, I am better equipped to handle my earthly life. And, so I might see a clearer picture of God and how He is working in my life.
“Almighty God, who spoke the world into being, move us to read your written word. And when we need revelation of our own hearts, make your word a sword and a judge for us, and give us courage to hear and obey.” –unknown
Ephesians 6:10-11 Finally, be strong in the Lord and His almighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. [NIV]
Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. [NIV]
Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!” [ESV]
Psalm 30:5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning [NIV]
Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the LORD
and He will sustain you; He will never let
the righteous be shaken. [NIV]
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiword, created in Jesus Christ to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
John 16:33 I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have over the world.
Revelation 12:11 They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
Deuteronomy 6:7-9 Write these commandments that I give you today on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them to your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.
Isaiah 40:11 He tends His flock like a shepard: He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those who have young.
2 Corinthians 5:9-10 So we make it our goal to please Him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us fro the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
Luke 9:23-27 Then he said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will loose it, but whoever looses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet loose or forfeit their very self? Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when He comes in His glory and in the glory of the Father and of the Holy Angels. Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Kingdom of God.
Colossians 3:1-3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
Matthew 6:24 No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
1 Timothy 6:6-10 But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish things and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
2 Corinthians 5:21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.
Lamentations 3:21-23 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Psalm 32:10 Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in Him.
Psalm 84:11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
John 15:7-8 If you remain in me and my words in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done with you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving Him thanks to God the Father through Him.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans.
Galatians 5:16 So I say, walk by the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way of the everlasting.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 5:14-15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of Him.
Proverbs 8:34-35 Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. For those who find me, find life and receive favor from the Lord.
Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.
Philippians 2:9-11 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at that name of Jesus every knee should bow, in Heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory the Father.
Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat it’s fruit.
Romans 4:17 As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed – the God who give life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.
Matthew 12:34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Matthew 12:36-37 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgement for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.
Revelation 2:7 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
Hebrews 2:10 In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered.
Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.