Who would want to take the time to memorize the Word of God?
Well lets see, there's Moses, Joshua, David, Daniel, Paul, Mary, Steven, Philip, Peter, many others and Jesus Himself. As you read the new testament you will see all of the above quoting the scripture and in many different circumstances. They quoted the Word (from memory) while praying, worshiping, evangelizing, teaching, defending and even while battling the devil himself.
Scriptures are the Living Words of God, they have His life and power in them. You can't be saved or grow deep without them. So memorizing them will become a treasure of knowledge and a way to be fruitful in life and ministry.
Little knowledge of scripture means little spiritual power, faith and works. All great believers who did great things for God had scripture in their lives.........and could quote it as needed along the way.
I urge you in these days we live in to make it part of your life style to always memorize the scripture. The love of scripture, our honoring them is clearly a sign of love and commitment to Jesus.
John 14:23 ''Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
Knowing the Word comes before doing them(obedience)
WHY SHOULD YOU MEMORIZE THE WORD OF GOD?
1. It is the Word of God........there is nothing spiritually higher