Here are some encouragements to memorize scripture that I found in Dear Timothy. They are in the chapter by Andy Davis.
In Deuteronomy 6:4-7 we are commanded to “impress” the commandments of God upon our children. We are to teach our children wherever we are, whenever we are with them. It will be very difficult to fulfill these commands if we are not memorizing Scripture (see p.88)
“Sanctification occurs when you have totally immersed your mind day after day, month after month, years after year in the constantly flowing truth of Scripture.” (p.89)
John 15:7-8 reminds us that if we remain in Christ and His words remain in us, we will bear fruit. Memorizing scripture allows God’s Word to abide in us in ways that simple Bible reading and study do not. (pp.90-91)
Tomorrow, I will have some suggestions on Scripture memory plans and review.