Mark Water, in Scripture Memory Made Easy, gives five reasons to memorize Scripture.

  • to understand God’s Word
  • to pray
  • to meditate on God’s Word
  • to share Jesus with others
  • to counter Satan’s attacks

Sometimes I think we overlook the importance of the last point. Memorizing Scripture helps us counter the attacks of Satan. Remember, our battle is spiritual and it is happening all around us (cf. Eph. 6: 12).