Updated: Mar 29, 2022
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:7-9
The Benefits of Memorizing Scripture
I love this passage of Scripture. It's a really good one to have memorized. Along with prayer, Scripture is the best medicine for an anxious heart or a discouraged spirit. When Scripture is written in your heart, it's an awesome weapon against Satan. The Word of God is the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17). Holding fast to God's Truth protects you from Satan's lies.
Memorizing Scripture can also help us resist temptation (Psalm 119:11), instruct, correct, and train one another in wisdom (2 Timothy 3:16), encourage and comfort one another, cultivate a grateful heart (Colossians 3:16), and realign our minds to an eternal perspective so we can be reminded of what's truly important. Memorizing Scripture is not a work we do to earn God's favor, but it's a wonderful way to glorify Him because we love God and cherish His Word.
What is more important: prayer or reading the Bible?' I ask, 'What is more important: breathing in or breathing out?' Charles H Spurgeon
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16