Justin Taylor has pointed out a nice and convenient printout of suggested Bible passages to memorize for 2009 (ESV). It works out to one passage a week. It probably would not be a bad idea to get started now if you don’t already have a plan. Oh, how much more confident would we be in our Christian walk if we were more intimately familiar with God’s word through memorizing scripture.
You may doubt that you can do this, especially if you are older. But ask yourself this question, If I offered you $1,000 for every verse you memorized in the next week, how many do you think you could memorize? Yet God says of his word in Psalm 19:10-11, “They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them Thy servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.” The real value of the word is far greater than $1,000 a verse. The question is, Do you believe this? Believing this will be the crucial motivation you need.