For generations, followers of Jesus have found great benefit to memorizing Scripture – whether whole books or single verses. It’s a beneficial practice for us today as well.
There is no “right” set of verses to memorize or no “right” way to memorize them. Rather, find verses that are meaningful to you or helpful to you and try to find ways to get them into your life and remember them.
Here are some great verses to know and memorize as a place to get you started:
- John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
- 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 free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Romans 5:8 But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
- 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
- Psalm 119:11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
- Hebrews 4:12 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.
- John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
- Romans 12:18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
All Scripture references from the ESV Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version).