Check out this video from A Simple Way, some close personal friends of mine, talking about the value of Scripture Memory. Here you will hear some valuable tips, some serious encouragement, and real life experience regarding this rare spiritual discipline.
Jesus used memorized scripture as a foundational aspect of his ministry. Whether he was confronting temptation, teaching others, or even speaking from the Cross, the words of scripture were constantly on his lips, and therefore in his mind.
So download God’s word into your heart and mind through the practice of memorization.
This is hard work, no doubt, but the return on this investment of time and energy is beyond worth it! Growth for your soul, closeness with God, preparation for future opportunities, battling temptation; these are the tip of the iceberg of benefits accompanying this spiritual discipline.
9 How can a young man keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to your word.
10 With my whole heart I seek you;
let me not wander from your commandments!
11 I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
12 Blessed are you, O Lord;
teach me your statutes!
13 With my lips I declare
all the rules of your mouth.
14 In the way of your testimonies I delight
as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on your precepts
and fix my eyes on your ways.
16 I will delight in your statutes;
I will not forget your word.