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10 Types of Bible Verses Every Christian Should Have Memorized (and Why)

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Memorizing God’s word encourages us, guides us and reminds us of truth in moments of weakness.

It’s important to memorize verses about…

1. How we are loved eternally

Sometimes we start to think that the good things we’ve done can earn God’s love—or that God can never love us again because we’ve made too many mistakes. Verses about God’s love for us can help, like this one:

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” (Jeremiah 31:3)

 

2. How we are saved

Our whole relationship with God and with ourselves comes back to knowing why and how we are saved. Knowing this also enables us to share the Gospel with other people. Here’s one example:

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

(Also check out the “Romans Road to Salvation,” which is a whole bunch of verses from Romans about how we are saved!)

 

3. How we have been made new

When I start to get trapped in old habits, verses like the following remind me that I have been made new in Christ—not because of what I’ve done, but because of what He has done. This encourages me to live like a new creation, instead of like the old me.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (2 Corinthians 5:17)

 

4. What life’s purpose is

Sometimes life can feel meaningless. The age-old question is: “What am I here for?” Knowing a verse like this can put meaning and purpose back in your life:

Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. (Matthew 22:37-40)

 

5. How to deal with loneliness

Sadness and loneliness are part of the “human experience”—emotions that everyone experiences. Know some verses to combat the lie that you are alone. Here’s one example:

God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

 

6. Putting life in the proper perspective

It’s extremely tempting to think this world is more important than the one to come. Having that new outfit—or that cute guy asking you out, or being the best athlete—can feel like the most important thing. Find some verses that remind you of what’s truly important, like this one:

The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. (1 John 2:17)

Also, you should totally read Hebrews 11—it’s all about this!

 

7. How to forgive

We will be hurt many times throughout life, and it can be tempting to hold a grudge. It can take a long time to fully forgive someone, but verses like this can help motivate us to do so:

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32)

 

8. How we should treat adults

It’s easy to think adults won’t understand us or are constantly trying to be a killjoy. But the Bible says that adults have wisdom they’re supposed to pass on to us, and their wisdom can actually protect us from harm. Here’s an example, from a father to his son:

“My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.” (Proverbs 3:1-2)

 

9. How to speak

Talking is a huge part of life and builds (or destroys) relationships. We have to guard our tongue so it brings life instead of death. But how? Here’s one verse that gives us a standard by which to measure our speech:

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29)

 

10. How the Bible changes us

It’s tempting to skip our daily devotions, forgetting that God’s word changes us from the inside out. Here’s what I mean:

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

 

These are only 10 types of verses, and there are so many more! What other types of verses would you add to this list?

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6 Comments

  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by Sel102 on October 9, 2015 at 18:49

    I love these!

  2. Not.Over

    Posted by Not.Over on September 21, 2015 at 09:21

    What have i been reading all this time to have overlooked these scriptures?? Absolutley LOVE THESE!!

  3. Jhiosara

    Posted by Jhiosara on August 21, 2015 at 12:46

    To never forget that God is control of my life: Jeremiah 10: 23 “Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.” ☺