Deuteronomy 6:5-6 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.
Deuteronomy 11:18 “You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul;
Psalms 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
Psalms 119:11 Your word I have treasured in my heart,
That I may not sin against You.
Psalms 37:31 The law of his God is in his heart;
His steps do not slip.
Psalms 40:8 I delight to do Your will, O my God;
Your Law is within my heart.”
I have discovered 30 blessings of memorizing various passages and verses in the Bible, and I read them weekly to help keep me motivated to be faithful to this very hard discipline.
One of the awesome blessings is a healthy soul. Our soul is the real us, the inner person, the seat of our mind, will and emotions. Think for a little while what the difference would be in you if you had a healthy soul as opposed to a sick soul.
3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
A major blessing of a healthy soul is a healthy physical body . Boy, the older I get the more important that one is to me.
I have about 700 verses memorized well, and I review 100 of those verses each day so I get through all 700 every week. It takes me about 40 minutes every day to work on a couple of new verses and to review the hundred due for that day. For all the blessings that come into my life that 40 minutes a day is a huge bargain from God. That 40 minutes each day is the most powerful, efficient, and pro-active use of time that there is, nothing comes close to the benefits received from hiding God’s Word in our heart and meditating on it.
Remember, don’t ever say “I can’t memorize” or “It is so hard to memorize”.