The Best Verses to Memorize for Growing Faith

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As part of The Faith Project and a deeper look at wisdom, here are 25 verses to memorize that will help you grow in faith and wisdom.

I grew up memorizing Bible verses for school. One or two verses every week recited to the teacher or written on paper each Friday.

But it’s been years since I’ve hidden any new verses in my heart, and I’m old enough that the King James Version was the translation I committed to memory. It’s time for some intentional taking of the Word to memory.

As part of The Faith Project and my deeper look at wisdom, I’ve picked 25 verses I want to remember and hold close.

I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11

As part of The Faith Project and a deeper look at wisdom, here are 25 verses to memorize that will help you grow in faith and wisdom.

25 Verses to Memorize for Growing Faith

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

He created them male and female, and He blessed them and called them “human.” Genesis 5:2

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Romans 3:23

 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

As part of The Faith Project and a deeper look at wisdom, here are 25 verses to memorize that will help you grow in faith and wisdom.

The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. John 14:6

But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. Revelation 3:20

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. Romans 10:10

God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Ephesians 2:8–9

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5–6

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. Matthew 22:27–39

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You! Isaiah 26:3

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:16

Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

So know that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God. He will keep His agreement of love for a thousand lifetimes for people who love Him and obey his commands. Deuteronomy 7:9

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19–20

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for showing people what is wrong in their lives, for correcting faults, and for teaching how to live right. 2 Timothy 3:16

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26

Father, Thank you for giving us Your Word. Thank you for knowing me and wanting me to know You. Please help me as I hide Your Word in my heart. Help me hold it close that I might grow in faith, know Your will, and follow Your commands. By the power of Your Holy Spirit, please give me wisdom to know Your truth and trust You completely. Thank you for Your love, Your grace and mercy that forgives me when I fail. Grant me Your peace and help me to love like Jesus. In whose name I pray. Amen.

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18 thoughts on “The Best Verses to Memorize for Growing Faith

  1. These are such great verses. I’m familiar with all of them. It made me realize that if I took the time to write them down with their references, I could have a lot of verses memorized and it probably wouldn’t take that long!

    1. I’ve heard that saying them aloud and writing them down makes memorization very easy. That’s my plan. I’ll let you know how it goes. Blessings my friend!

  2. I’m ashamed to say it, but growing up, I never even read the Bible let alone memorize verses as I was not encouraged by my parents to do so. I know I’ve more than made up for that lack during my adult life, but I still find it difficult to recall an actual scripture and rely on Bible Gateway to give me the chapter and verse. However, these scriptures you’ve given us here makes me want to buckle down and truly memorize them. Blessings, Deb!

    1. Good for you, Martha. You definitely have a love for the Word now and that’s what is important. And I’m glad you’re considering joining me in memorizing these verses. Thanks and many blessings!

  3. Deb,
    Thank you for sharing these verses and for the reminder/encouragement to memorize God’s Word. As a young child, I remember memorizing verses in Sunday school/VBS; however, that didn’t carry over into adulthood. Perhaps now is the time?


  4. What a great list of verses, Deb!
    I love the selection you’ve added.
    One of my favorites is, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You!” Isaiah 26:3
    Thank you for pointing us to the Word!
    Sure do appreciate you~

  5. This is a great list of verses and I appreciate having them as a reference. Thank you for sharing these, Deb. I hope you have a wonderful day! God bless you!

    1. Thanks for sharing James 1:17, Leslie . . . Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. What a wonderful promise! Blessings to you!

  6. My favorite verse has been Psalm 37:5 for many years. But this year God led me to another…Psalm 138:8: “The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.” That is my go-to verse this year and speaks of God fulfilling His work in me. That will lead to growth.

    1. Wonderful verse, Bill. There is something about those words . . . your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever, it just fills me with joy and promise. Thanks so much for adding that to the list.

    1. I agree, Renee! Making it part of my day again. Knowing His word by heart makes taking negative thoughts captive and rejecting them so much easier. Replacing them with God’s truth. God bless you!

  7. Isaiah 26:3 is a favorite of mine also. What a great idea to plan out the verses to memorize! I usually just find something and write it on a 3X5 card and memorize until I run across another that I like from my devotions. Loved this post!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Talk, Deb!

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