In my last post, I wrote about a unique and fun way to memorize scripture. If you missed it, just click on the link: https://lynndove.com/2014/01/17/how-to-eat-up-scripture-literally/
Now that you’ve read how to memorize scripture, here are some of my personal favourite verses to commit to memory! Note: I use the NIV Bible translation primarily for study and for memorization, but choose a Bible translation that you are familiar with and one that appeals to you the most.
Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”
John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
John 14:6 “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Ephesians 2:8,9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Isaiah 40:30-31 “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. “
Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. “
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
2 Corinthians 4:18 “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
Psalm 37:4,5 “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this.”
Proverbs 3:5,6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
James 4:7 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Romans 12:1-2 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Philippians 4:6,7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
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The verses really helped my soil and added much to my faith. I lost my dad Antony Wuta 17/08/16 just this last week to liver cancer. I cannot explain the pain my family is going thru right now. He was diagnosed with this disease six months ago and since then his health was just normal, he didn’t show any signs of serious illness till just one Tuesday evening when he started vomiting all his blood. He passed away the next day and the doctors said he had lost ninenty percent of his blood. It came as a shock to all of us, myself could not believe it and was in total denial. The whole time throughout his funeral I wasn’t sure I was awake, I thought it was just one big dream that I will wake up from. Now it has been a week and reality is starting to sink in. The pain is unbearable, I still go to his whats app number, I am losing it. My dad was the best thing that anyone can ever imagine. he was more than a father, but knowing I can not continue in this state and again he was a man of great faith. I had to look for scriptures to help me handle my grieving heart. I’m already at another level. I am starting to have my life back again just knowing that Christ went before us so that we can follow him one by one when he calls us.
I have really enjoyed reading your scriptures which seem to cover everything in life. I fit into many of the categories. I am a retired educator also. Thanks so much.
Hi its a great to memorize bible scripture but my problem is after a few days then it’ll vanish. Do you have any methods in memorizing the bible scripture? one thing is, how about bible verses for praying personal needs, for healing of sickness and bible verses for praying ministries. Example, praying for leaders, pastors, worship team, nations . Because I’m joining in a group prayer meeting. I think that’s all thank you.
Julius, I gave a few methods on how to memorize scripture on the post. It is a discipline and unless you practice, practice, practice you probably won’t retain the verses. My daughter has actually put scripture to music to help her memorize because she remembers the tune. You will note that children’s ministry involves a lot of music and that’s how my kids learned all the books of the Bible by learning a song in Sunday School! Beth Moore has a great book about praying scripture. You might want to read that as it is very applicable to praying for yourself as well as for others.