Sabbath, May 19
Galatians 5: 22, 23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Sabbath, May 12
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Sabbath, May 5
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.
Sabbath, April 28
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.
Sabbath, April 21
And it shall come to pass afterward
that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
Sabbath, April 14
For in that He Himself has suffered being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.
Sabbath, April 7
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.
Sabbath, March 31
Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
Sabbath, March 24
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
Sabbath, March 17
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Sabbath, March 10
To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
Sabbath, March 3
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
Sabbath, February 24
The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
The righteous run to it and are safe.
Sabbath, February 17
So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Sabbath, February 10
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Sabbath, February 3
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
Sabbath, January 27
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
Sabbath, January 20
And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams
Sabbath, January 13
1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him
Sabbath, January 6
Matthew 11: 28,29
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Sabbath, December 30
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
Sabbath, December 23
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Sabbath, December 16
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
Sabbath, December 9
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Sabbath, December 2
1 Peter 1:22
Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart
Sabbath, November 25
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Sabbath, November 18
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
Sabbath November 11
I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions,
And like a cloud, your sins.
Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.”
Sabbath November 4
Romans 10: 9
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Sabbath October 28
2 Chronicles 7:14
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Sabbath October 21
Proverbs 3: 5,6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Sabbath October 14
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Sabbath October 7
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
Sabbath, Sept 30
Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.
Sabbath Sept 23
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.
Sabbath, Sept 16
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Sabbath Sept 9
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Sabbath Sept 2
And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed
Sabbath August 26
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
Sabbath August 19
For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
Sabbath August 12
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Sabbath August 5
The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace
Sabbath July 29
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Sabbath July 22
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need
Sabbath July 15
Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.
Sabbath July 8
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.
Sabbath July 1
1 Thess 5:18
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Sabbath June 24
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Sabbath June 17
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Sabbath June 10
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.
Sabbath June 3
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Sabbath May 27
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Sabbath May 20
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
Sabbath May 13
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
Sabbath May 6
Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.
Sabbath Apr 29
2 Corinthians 12:9
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me
Sabbath Apr 22
Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness
Sabbath Apr 15
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Sabbath Apr 8
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
Sabbath Apr 1
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Sabbath Mar 25
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Sabbath Mar 18
Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the Lord,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
Know His Word
It can be really easy to go about our Christian life and never truly immerse ourselves in the Word of God. Memorizing God's Word unleashes incredible power of the life of a disciple.
Here are ten biblical reasons for memorizing Scripture.
1. Jesus memorized Scripture.
Jesus quoted the Old Testament frequently in his life and ministry. He quoted from 24 different books roughly 180 times! It’s clear that he thought of the Scriptures as the ultimate authority in life and a way to understand the heart and desires of God. Why would we not follow Jesus by knowing and trusting Scripture the way he did?
2. We are called to memorize Scripture.
Colossians 3:16 tells us to “let the word of Christ dwell in us richly.” Deuteronomy 6:4-9 tells us to bind God’s law on our foreheads, teach it to our children, talk about it wherever we go, and make it an integral part of our lives. We must know Scripture first before we can teach it or apply it as God desires.
3. Memorizing Scripture renews our mind and transforms our life.
Are you one of those people who has to write everything down so that you don’t forget? God knows that we cannot remember or keep his commands without being reminded of them frequently. This is one reason he told us to renew our minds in the Scriptures daily. He already wrote down for us what we need to know!
Romans 12:2 says,
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Keeping the truth of Scripture fresh in our minds helps us in the transformational process that God desires.
4. Memorizing Scripture helps against temptation.
In Jesus’ time of temptation in the wilderness, he countered Satan’s deceitful words with words of truth found in Scripture. Even though Jesus is himself the Word of God, he used the written Word of God for battling temptation.
The Psalmist understood the Word’s power in battling temptation: “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you” (Psalm 119:11).
The armor of God, as mentioned in Ephesians 6:10-20, only mentions one offensive weapon: “the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” We are given a powerful offensive weapon to cut down false and tempting words, putting them to death with words of truth. Knowing Bible verses about temptation, the enemy, and our spiritual armor is exactly like wielding a powerful weapon during temptation. The Word has power!
How can you fight lies if you don’t have the Word in your heart and on your mind at all times? Do you ever feel like you are going to battle without any weapons? Fighting against temptation is just another reason for the study of Scripture and Scripture memorization.
5. Memorizing Scripture keeps us pure, helping us live in obedience.
How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. (Psalm 119:9)
Knowing God’s Word through the memorization of Bible verses is a great way to guard your life and actions according to God’s Word. It is a preventative method for avoiding temptation, because when God’s Word is fresh in your mind, you will more easily avoid temptation.
6. Memorizing Scripture makes us prosper and successful.
This promise is shown in Joshua 1:8:
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
It is vital to remember that God’s definition of being prosperous and successful is far different from the world’s definition. This is not a guarantee that we will automatically have everything we want, but promises a spiritual blessing, which is so much greater.
Psalm 1 describes a man who delights in the law of the Lord by meditating on it. This leads to prospering and being compared to a tree planted by streams of water that bears fruit.
7. Memorizing Scripture allows us to more readily encourage believers.
Memorizing Scripture gives believers a great opportunity to share it with other believers and encourage them to live in obedience, fight temptation, renew their minds, and conform more to the person of Christ.
Paul exhorts the Thessalonians in 1 Thessalonians 4:18 to be ready to encourage other believers with the truth. 2 Timothy 3:16 says that all Scripture is useful for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness. Knowing Scripture is a vital part of ministering to others.
8. Memorizing Scripture allows us to share with unbelievers better.
We are urged in 1 Peter 3:15 to always be ready to give a defense for our hope in Christ. We should memorize Scripture so we can walk unbelievers through the salvation message and help them understand their sin and need for a Savior. Speaking God’s words instead of our own will give our message more authority and will harness the power that is in the Word of God (Isaiah 55:11; Hebrews 4:12; Jeremiah 23:29).
9. Memorizing Scripture gives us better understanding of God and his will.
When we know God’s Word and obey it, we are able to experience God at a deeper level and experience the freedom that comes only through obedience (John 8:31-32; 14:21). The deeper we know God, the deeper we know his will for us. Romans 12:2 says that when we renew our minds and are transformed, we will be able to “discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
What Christian does not want a better understanding of God and his perfect will?
10. Memorizing Scripture makes us wise.
The Bible is a book of tremendous wisdom that can have an impact on every area of our life. By memorizing the Scripture we are able to have wisdom with us at all times. Luke 2:52 says that even Jesus grew in wisdom during his earthly life. Why should we not do the same?