What's It Worth to You
“So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11
A lot of times in life when people ask us to do a favor for them we will jokingly use the phrase “What’s it worth to you?”. The idea here being that if I do what you are asking will it be worth my time and trouble. In other words, will it benefit me to do whatever you are asking.
As Christians, we have been taught in church and also read in the Bible that we are to discipline ourselves to study and memorize God’s Word. Unfortunately, not many people in our culture actually spend time in the Word nor memorize it. The busyness and demands of life keep us from following what God would have us to do. The key question then is what are we missing from not reading and memorizing God’s Word.
What is it worth to us to study and memorize Scripture? Isaiah 55:11 tells us that His Word will accomplish great things in our life. This verse tells us that His Word is something that changes who we are and more importantly prospers us spiritually. Even more than that, let me give you some specific ways that memorizing Scripture will bless you.
Memorizing Scripture will:
Supply Spiritual Power
“Thy word I have treasured in my heart that I may not sin against Thee.” Psalms 119:11 His Word in our hearts will give us the tools to see sin coming and avoid it!
Strengthens Your Faith
“Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge; for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, that they may be ready on your lips. So that your trust may be in the Lord, I have taught you today, even you.” Proverbs 22:17-19 God’s Words will be available to you when you need it so that you may see your faith grow.
Prepares You to Witness
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 As you and I are filled with His Word and His Spirit we will begin to experience the boldness and desire to tell others of His marvelous grace.
“Thy testimonies also are my delight; they are my counselors. “Psalms 119:24 Memorizing His Word will provide great counsel as we navigate the trials and daily demands of life.
“O how I love Thy law! It is my meditation all the day.” Psalms 119:97 Memorizing God’s Word will cause us to begin to meditate upon His truths which will change our hearts and our lives.
The reasons above are why we value teaching our students to memorize Scripture. I pray that we will all see the value of studying and memorizing God’s Word. As you can see, it will accomplish much!