All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

How many verses from the Bible can you recite from memory? Do you make it a priority to learn verses regularly? In Psalm 119:11, we see that we are to treasure—or keep or cherish—God’s Word in our hearts, so that we may not sin against Him.

The word “inspired” here literally means “God-breathed.” The Bible is God’s holy words. The breathed Word of God is alive and applicable to each of us in each of our situations. Because of its relevance and its life-changing abilities, we can rejoice at the opportunity to learn and understand it better.

This week we will focus on why it’s important to remember Scripture. And we will get a chance to put this important spiritual discipline into practice all month long as we set our hearts for worshipping our Savior during the holiday season. So why should we memorize Scripture? Verse 17 of 2 Timothy 3 gives a great reason. It says, “so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”

• Write out 2 Timothy 3:16 and keep it posted in a highly visible place that you will see everyday. Let it prompt you to work towards memorizing Scripture that day.

• On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Scripture memorization to you (1 being not at all, 10 being the utmost)? How might you seek to make this more important this month?

• Ask God to help you be a good steward of memorizing His word.